What Is The Ideal Coffee To Water Ratio?

The Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) recommends Two tablespoons of ground coffee for each 175ml (6oz.) of Water.

Put another way, that is 55 - 65 grams of ground coffee per litre of water for brewed coffee. It is also important to keep the coffee fresh and grind it just prior to brewing.

Espresso requires a little more finesse. A good starting point is 7 grams per “shot” or 14 grams per “double-shot”. However, these standard volumes have been revisited in recent years, and the standard used in many coffee shops these days are 18-21 grams and strictly double shots being brewed. We lean towards the 21 gram double shot brew basket in our La Marzocco GS3.

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