When I’m making coffee in the morning, I want to make it effortless and enjoy my morning time. The last thing I want is precision. I bring the loose approach to the brewing process and I measure coffee with a tablespoon or a scoop.
If you’re the kind of person who likes to keep things simple and you want to use a scoop to measure the coffee, this post is for you.
How much coffee in a coffee scoop?
A level coffee scoops hold approximately 2 Tablespoons of coffee.
How many scoops of coffee per cup of water?
For a good, strong cup of coffee, you want one scoop per 8 ounces of water. For a weaker cup, you might go with 3/4 of a scoop for one cup, or 1.5 scoops for 2 cups.
Brewing a pot
If you’re using a carafe to measure water, remember that a “cup” on the carafe is only 5 ounces, not 8 ounces. Here’s how to measure coffee when brewing coffee in your drip coffee maker:
For 2 cups: 10 ounces of water and 1 heaping scoop of coffee
For 3 cups: 15 ounces of water and 2 scoops
For 4 cups: 20 ounces of water and 2.5 scoops
For 5 cups: 25 ounces of water and 3 scoops
For 6 cups: 30 ounces of water and 3 3/4 scoops
For 8 cups: 40 ounces of water and 5 scoops
For 10 cups: 50 ounces of water and 6 1/4 scoops
For 12 cups: 60 ounces of water and 7.5 scoops
How many scoops of coffee grounds per cup
Here’s how many scoops you need for standard 8-ounce cups:
How many scoops of coffee for one cup: 1 scoop
How many scoops of coffee for 2 cups: 2 scoops
How many scoops of coffee for 3 cups: 3 scoops
How many scoops for 4 cups of coffee: 4 scoops
How many scoops of coffee for 5 cups: 5 scoops
How many scoops of coffee for 6 cups: 6 scoops
How many scoops of coffee for 8 cups: 8 scoops
How many scoops of coffee for 10 cups: 10 scoops
How many scoops of coffee for 12 cups: 12 scoops
HOW MANY SCOOPS FOR A TRAVEL MUG
Here’s how many scoops you need for different travel mug sizes:
For 10 ounces of coffee: 1 heaping scoop of coffee
For 12 ounces: 1.5 scoop
For 16 ounces: 2 scoops
For 20 ounces: 2.5 scoops
For 24 ounces: 3 scoops
I hope this helps! As I mentioned, this is the ratio for a nice, strong cup of coffee. If you like waker coffee feel free to adjust the amount of coffee to your own taste and use less coffee per cup.