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This enigma needs some explaining.
There are specific coffee measurements for a coffee spoon that is used the world over.
It is very different from a normal teaspoon or tablespoon.
There is also a ratio of scoops to fluid ounces of water that is used.
Stay with me – all will be explained…
Bear in mind that these are guidelines only. Your personal preference will always take precedence.
A little experimentation on the first couple of brews will be required to work out what your perfect “ratio” will be.
So go ahead – choose your scoop.
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A full, level coffee scoop measurement holds the equivalent of two tablespoons of coffee grounds. This is approximately 10 grams.
The general rule of thumb is that for every 6 fluid ounces of water, 1 scoop of coffee should be used.
But ……. not always.
To achieve the strength of coffee you desire also depends on the size of the coffee ground.
The size of the coffee grounds are determined by the type of grinder that you used.
And that is not the only thing to take into account
How strong you like your coffee has a strong bearing on your quantity of grounds too.
The finer the ground, the stronger the brew. So it will take more coarsely ground coffee to achieve the same strength and taste of a finely ground bean. A finer ground has a bigger surface area and it is, therefore, easier and quicker to extract the flavor.
Therefore, measuring correctly when placing your beans into your coffee grinder and brewer is essential.
A small coffee cup, the size of a teacup, is generally 6 ounces.
A mug increases to 8 or 9 fluid ounces.
Therefore, to achieve the same quality and strength of brew in a mug that you would achieve in a cup, you need to increase your coffee scoop per cup from 1 to 1.3 or 1.5 scoops.
Also bear in mind that if you are making a full carafe of coffee that makes 12 cups at a time, a little discrepancy in your per cup scoop measurement multiplies over 12 cups.
So get it right…
Or you could end up with a weak insipid brew or an overly strong one that could knock your socks off!
This all means that a little experimentation with your measuring spoon is required to start off with.
But once mastered, never forgotten.
Are you looking for pretty decorative coffee scoops to showcase on your tray in front of guests?
Or just a down to earth, get-the-job-done scoop that is efficient and easy to clean?
When it comes to choosing the style of your coffee measurer, the sky is the limit.
There is plenty to choose from.
It comes down to whatever appeals to you.
Your choice for your lifestyle.