Coffee is a beloved drink worldwide, and the art of making the perfect cup is a science that many strive to master. One of the most common questions asked by coffee enthusiasts is, "How many scoops of coffee per cup?" This article aims to answer that question and provide a comprehensive guide to achieving the perfect coffee-to-water ratio. 

 
What is the Golden Ratio?

The "Golden Ratio" in coffee brewing is a general guideline that many coffee lovers follow. It suggests using 1 to 2 tablespoons of coffee grounds for every six ounces of water. This ratio can be adjusted depending on how strong you prefer your coffee. 

 
How Many Scoops of Ground Coffee Per Cup? 

A standard coffee scoop holds approximately two tablespoons of coffee grounds. Therefore, if you're following the Golden Ratio, you would use one coffee scoop for every six ounces of water. This ratio will give you a strong, rich cup of coffee. If you prefer a milder flavor, you can use less coffee. 

How Many Scoops of Coffee Per Cup of Water? 

If you're using a standard coffee cup, which is typically 12 ounces, you would use two coffee scoops or 4 tablespoons of coffee grounds. This ratio will give you a robust and flavorful cup of coffee. 

Tbsp Per Cup 

If you don't have a coffee scoop, you can use a standard tablespoon. The Golden Ratio suggests using 1 to 2 tablespoons of coffee grounds for every six ounces of water. Therefore, for a standard 12-ounce coffee cup, you would use 2 to 4 tablespoons of coffee grounds. 

How Many Grams of Coffee Per Cup?

If you prefer to weigh your coffee grounds, the Golden Ratio translates to approximately 15 to 30 grams of coffee per six ounces of water. Therefore, for a standard 12-ounce coffee cup, you would use 30 to 60 grams of coffee. 

How Many Coffee Beans Per Cup?

If you're grinding your own coffee beans, the number of beans you'll need will depend on the size of the beans and the desired strength of your coffee. On average, a coffee bean weighs about 0.1 to 0.2 grams. Therefore, for a standard 12-ounce coffee cup, you would use approximately 150 to 300 coffee beans. 


Coffee Measurements

Understanding coffee measurements is crucial to brewing the perfect cup of coffee. Here are some common coffee measurements and their equivalents: 

  • 1 coffee scoop = 2 tablespoons 
  • 1 tablespoon = 15 grams 
  • 1 coffee bean = 0.1 to 0.2 grams  

How Many Spoons of Ground Coffee Per Cup?

If you're using a standard tablespoon, you would use 2 to 4 tablespoons of ground coffee for a standard 12-ounce coffee cup, depending on your preferred strength.

 
Coffee Grams to Tablespoons

If you're weighing your coffee, it's helpful to know the equivalent in tablespoons. As a general rule, 15 grams of coffee is equivalent to 1 tablespoon. Therefore, if you're using 30 grams of coffee, that would be equivalent to 2 tablespoons. 

 
How Much Coffee Grinds Per Cup?

The amount of coffee grinds you'll need per cup will depend on your preferred strength. As a general guideline, you would use 1 to 2 tablespoons (or 15 to 30 grams) of coffee grinds for every six ounces of water. 
 

How Many Ounces of Coffee Grounds Per Cup? 

One tablespoon of coffee grounds is approximately 0.5 ounces. Therefore, for a standard 12-ounce coffee cup, you would use 1 to 2 ounces of coffee grounds. 

 
How Many ml of Coffee Per Cup?

If you're measuring your coffee in milliliters, 1 tablespoon is equivalent to approximately 14.79 ml. Therefore, for a standard 12-ounce coffee cup, you would use approximately 30 to 60 ml of coffee. 
 

Cup to Coffee Ratio

The ideal cup to coffee ratio will depend on your preferred strength. As a general guideline, you would use 1 to 2 tablespoons (or 15 to 30 grams) of coffee for every six ounces of water. 
 

How Much Water for 1 Cup of Coffee?

For a standard 12-ounce coffee cup, you would use 12 ounces of water.  

Coffee to Water Ratio Table

Water (oz/ml) 

Coffee (tbsp/grams) 

Serving 

6 oz / 177 ml 

1-2 tbsp / 15-30g 

1 cup 

12 oz / 355 ml 

2-4 tbsp / 30-60g 

2 cups 

18 oz / 532 ml 

3-6 tbsp / 45-90g 

3 cups 

24 oz / 710 ml 

4-8 tbsp / 60-120g 

4 cups 

 
Remember, these measurements are guidelines and can be adjusted to suit your personal taste. Happy brewing!