# How much coffee should you use?

The recommended ratio of coffee to water for most brewing methods is 2 tablespoons coffee to 8 ounces of water. Use the calculator and table below to quickly calculate how much of each you will need.

## Coffee/Water Ratios for 1 cup

These numbers are a baseline - experiment to find what you enjoy best. Coffee connoisseurs tend to enjoy a higher coffee to water ratio, around 2 tablespoons / 6 ounce cup.

Method | Amount of Coffee | Amount of Water | |||
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ounces | grams | tablespoons | fluid ounces | milliliters | |

Pour Over | .38 | 10.6 | 2 | 8 | 250 |

AeroPress | .38 | 10.6 | 2 | 8 | 250 |

French Press | .38 | 10.6 | 2 | 8 | 250 |

Drip | .19 | 5.3 | 1 | 6 | 175 |

Cold Brew | 1.5 | 42.5 | 8 | 7 | 1000 |

It's probably not worth the effort to cold brew 1 cup of coffee. I would recommend a ratio of 6 ounces coffee to 28 ounces of water, which yields about 16 ounces of concentrate, which you can mix 1:1 with water or milk, yielding 32 ounces of drinkable coffee.

## Ratio Calculator

Enter a base ratio, and then either the amount of coffee or water you want to use to calculate the other. For example, a base ratio for cold brew could be 6 ounces coffee, 3.5 cups water. If you wanted to know how much water to use for 8 ounces of coffee, enter an 8 in the "Required Coffee" field.

Base Coffee | Base Water | Required Coffee | Required Water | |
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