Make A Perfect Cup Of Coffee With These Brewing Ratio Charts

Make A Perfect Cup Of Coffee With These Brewing Ratio Charts

The ratio of coffee to water is key to making a great cup of joe. The Black Bear Micro Roastery has made a chart for easy reference, showing you the right amount of water to use with your freshly ground coffee.

There are two charts, one for the average coffee drinker and one for connoisseurs. Pick how many cups of coffee you need to make, see how much coffee you need to use (ounces, grams, teaspoons, tablespoons or cups) and add the corresponding amount of water. Most people will use teaspoons or tablespoons to measure the coffee, so those are written in whole numbers, while ounces and grams fall in fractions. If you’re that serious about your coffee, get a weighing scale and use the connoisseur’s chart.

Of course, the coffee-to-water ratio is just one part of making great coffee. You can learn the fine art in more detail with our complete guide to brewing the perfect cup.

Coffee Brewing Ratio Charts [The Black Bear Micro Roastery]


  • Since it is apparently far too difficult for the author to include, The connoisseurs chart is exactly the same but remove 60ml of water for each cup.

    It’s also not exactly consistent, but hey what can you do.

  • What utter nonsense. The coffee industry is fast becoming (if not already there) one of the worlds self perpetuating BS industries. The big BS industries are art, wine, food and the daddy of them all bottled water.

    I just want a hot cup of coffee, I don’t want to wait ages just to get a luke warm (at best) drink where I can drink it quicker than it took to make it. I don’t want to pay for air (in the case of a cappuccino or a latte and I certainly don’t need someone to use my coffee as a canvas for their “art”.

    Making a cup of coffee has turned into a theatre production and it is total BS. How long does it take to “learn” how to make a cup off coffee with one of those expresso machines, I reckon about 30 minutes and this is allowing 10 minutes to put on the apron that goes down to the floor and the funny hat.

    Stop fannying about and give me a hot (very hot) quick cup of coffee.

    • News flash mate – people like different types of coffee – Your comparison to art and all that BS is ludicrous.

      A ‘Very Hot’ cup of coffee has generally prepared incorrectly, It shouldn’t be so hot that it burns your tongue, And I agree it shouldn’t be so Luke-warm that I can drink it faster than it was prepared. I’m not saying most of the baristas don’t take too long or get it wrong, most of them do both of those things. The fact that YOU don’t need a latte, or a cappuccino, or skinny-mocha-frappuccino is irrelevant to the fact that the industry quite clearly thrives off people enjoying these drinks.

      I sincerely don’t think you could texture every different coffee on a standard menu accurately with 30 minutes of learning, hell, people are there for years and still get it wrong every day. Get off your high horse, If you want quick and very hot coffee then take a trip through the McDonalds drive through champ.

      • Listen ‘mate’, the barista’s at McCafĂ© make a fine cup of joe, much better than all the ‘fancy’ $15+ coffees I’ve had. You can keep having your dark roasted whipped caramel vanilla bean cinnamon swirl mocha skinny soy chai latte frappuccino a la dente with steamed milk and a pretty picture drawn on top and I’ll just stick with my flat white.

        • Most McCafe barista’s wouldn’t know a good cup of coffee if it smacked them across the face.

          By the way, I also drink flat whites. So. Again, get off your high horse.

    • No way in hell is coffee just coffee!!! Quit talking SHT about a topic you care nothing about. Its like saying all whiskey is the same because it comes in a bottle. All cars are the same because they move people from a to b. All movies are alike coz they have a beginning and an end. Just coz ur used to drinking crap coffee and cannot tell the difference really shows your opinion means two fifths of FCK all!!

  • Just goes to show how much influence this BS industry has over some people, this is exactly why it has become a leading BS Industry to rival wine, art and food, it can never rival the biggest one of course that being bottled water.

    Just some quick questions, is all bottled water the same? Is a canvas painted a murky orange worth 54 million pounds, why does the wine industry teach people within the industry to maintain the “mystique” of wine, and do you think that a plate of live ants at 1,500 pounds a pop is not BS (as sold at Claridges during the Olympics, google it).

    They are BS industries and now coffee is right up there with them.

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