Learn how to measure coffee for a delicious cup

With these tips, you will never suffer again when calculating the measure for your cup of coffee.

Something as seemingly simple as measuring the amount of coffee to get a good proportion per cup, can become a real headache when we want to emulate the taste of the cup of our favorite coffee shop.

It is no surprise since there are many variables. Let’s look at a basic one. Have you ever thought about how fine the coffee is ground, this is important, since the same measure of finely ground coffee provides a stronger cup of coffee than a measure of coarse ground coffee, something that most likely you did not know.

Even with a recipe in hand, it’s complicated, as you will often read something like this: Add 0.40 ounces or 11 grams for each 6 ounce cup.

And of course, if you probably grew up with the International System, you have no idea what it looks like 0.40 ounces of ground coffee served, much less what the 6 ounce cup is.



Resolving doubts

Let’s get by parts, a cup of coffee the same size as a cup of tea is about 6 ounces. However, a cup of coffee contains just over 8 or 9 ounces.

As for measuring 0.36 oz of coffee, there are a couple of ways to do it. The first is to use a coffee spoon. A level scoop of coffee should contain two tablespoons of coffee, which are approximately 10 grams or 0.36 ounces.

Based on this, you should use two tablespoons or one tablespoon of ground coffee for every 6 fluid ounces of water.

Likewise, starting with the fact that we are inexperienced, start using a 1 tablespoon kitchen measuring spoon and make sure that your tablespoon contains 2 tablespoons of ground coffee.

Some of us fall into the eccentricity of precision, so a sufficiently sensitive digital scale could help to set the exact amount of grams.





Solved this, these are the basic steps to follow when preparing your perfect cup of coffee:

1 tablespoon ground coffee per 6 fluid ounces of water (for cups) or

1 1/3 tablespoons of coffee per 8-9 ounces of water (for cups)

This means that if you have an 8-cup coffee maker, you should add 8 x 6 ounces of water in the tank and 8 tablespoons of coffee level in the filter basket.

This would be the “standard” measure for coffee preparation.


If you like coffee a little stronger, you will quickly know how much extra coffee you should add to find your perfect measure, just experiment a bit to suit your taste.

Always remember to keep your coffee spoon close, this will make it easier to be testing, no matter what you are preparing a cup or a whole coffee maker.

Just by following these steps, you will be surprised how the taste of your coffee improves considerably. And always remember one thing, poor taste coffee disappoints all coffee lovers.

Now you are ready to enjoy your Doka coffee cup.

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