Coffee brewing ratios

Coffee Brewing Ratios: I thought it would be a good idea to write a little something about crafting the " perfect cup"

One of the questions customers ask me most often is: How can I make my coffee taste better? I thought it would be a good idea to write a little something about crafting the " perfect cup" . 

*Keep in mind that this required time like everything in life. ;)

Getting the perfect cup of coffee is all about nailing the brewing ratios. Each detail, from the amount of coffee grounds to the water ratio, plays a crucial role in creating a delicious cup of coffee. By playing around with different brewing ratios, you can take your coffee game to the next level and finally achieve that balanced and flavorful brew you've been craving.

To break it down a bit, the brewing ratio simply refers to the ratio of coffee grounds to water used in your brewing process. This ratio can vary based on your personal preferences, the type of coffee beans you're using, the brewing method, and how strong you like your coffee. By adjusting the ratio, you have the power to control the strength and taste of your coffee.

For instance, a classic brewing ratio for drip coffee is 1 part coffee to 15 parts water, resulting in a medium-strength cup. If you're more of a strong coffee lover, you might want to try a ratio like 1:12. And if a milder taste is more your speed, a ratio of 1:18 could be just right.

When it comes to pour-over coffee, the ratio is typically around 1:16. This can be adjusted to suit your own preferences. On the other hand, making espresso requires a much finer grind and a different ratio, usually around 1:2 or 1:3, producing a powerful shot of espresso bursting with flavor.

The bottom line is this: playing around with various brewing ratios is the secret to finding that perfect coffee flavor and strength that satisfies your taste buds. Keep in mind that factors like coffee bean type, grind size, and brewing method can all impact the brewing ratio. Start with a standard ratio and tinker with it until you discover your ideal cup of coffee.


In conclusion, mastering coffee brewing ratios is the key to making a perfect cup of coffee. By understanding the relationship between coffee grounds and water, you can tailor your brew to suit your taste preferences and achieve a consistently delicious cup of coffee every time. So grab your favorite Browndog coffee beans, experiment with different ratios, and enjoy the art of brewing a great cup of coffee.

Here is a chart that is a great reference to keep in your espresso /coffee bar area.

Cheers to the perfect cup! 


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