How many cups of coffee in a pound of coffee?

In his article, we will answer the question “How many cups of coffee in a pound of coffee?”, and how to make French Press coffee?

How many cups of coffee in a pound of coffee?

A pound of coffee is enough to brew 48 (6 oz.) coffee cups. A single pound of coffee has 75 tablespoons of ground coffee If each tablespoon weighs 6 grams. On the other hand, a single pound has  90 tablespoons of coffee beans, If each tablespoon weighs 5 grams.

Based on 6 different methods, a pound of coffee will provide brewed coffee in the following amounts.

Cups of coffee from 1 poundEspresso Cups(2oz)Coffee Mugs (10oz)Travel Mugs(16oz)Liters of Brewed CoffeeOunces of Brewed Coffee
Cold Brew (Concentrate)8016104.73 L159 oz
Cowboy Coffee15330199.08 L306 oz
Drip / Pour Over15330199.08 L306 oz
Espresso Double Shot255301.51 L51 oz
French Press8917115.30 L179 oz
Moka Pot12224157.26 L245 oz

The following table shows you how to figure out the total volume of coffee produced by each brew method.

Liters of Coffee from 1 PoundTbsp of Grounds per batchGrams of Coffee per serving Water(ml/oz) Liters of Brewed CoffeeOunces of Brewed Coffee
Espresso Double Shot31860 / 21.5151
Drip / Pour Over212240 / 89.08306
French Press530350 / 11.85.30179
Moka Pot2.515240 / 87.26245
Cold Brew (Concentrate)16961000 / 33.84.73159
Cowboy Coffee212240 / 89.08306

How to make French Press coffee?

Preheat your press

Pour some hot water into the beaker and drain it once the beaker is hot. This step keeps the coffee hot for longer.

Weigh your coffee grounds

It is recommended to weigh the coffee to get the perfect coffee to water ratio each time. A 1:10 ratio i.e use 1g of coffee for every 10g of water is ideal. 

Check the temperature of the water

The recommended coffee press water temperature is 195-205 degrees F. Use a thermometer to check the temperature.

Add coffee grounds and hot water

Add the coffee grounds and hot water in the right proportion into the preheated french press. Stir with a spoon.

Put the lid on and start the timer

Cover the lid to keep the steam inside. Wait for 4-5 minutes. Press the plunger down all the way to the base of the beaker.

Serve and enjoy

Decant your coffee if you do not want bitter flavor. Serve warm and enjoy.

The health benefits of drinking coffee

The ultimate energy booster

Caffeine present in coffee makes you more alert, uplifts your mood by enhancing dopamine production, and helps better cognitive functions.

Burns calories

Coffee helps reduce weight. Studies have shown that coffee increases the metabolic rate by 3-11%.

Improves exercise performance

Coffee increases the adrenaline production that helps you focus and stay active during exercise. It also reduces post-workout muscle discomfort.

Full of vitamins and minerals

Only a cup of coffee provides 11% of RDI of Vitamin B2, 6% of the RDI of vitamin B5, and also provides a fair amount of minerals like magnesium, manganese, and potassium.

Rich source of anti-oxidants

Coffee is a rich source of anti-oxidants. Coffee contains an average of 200-550mg of antioxidants per cup. Anti-oxidants like hydrocinnamic acid and polyphenols present in coffee are the body’s defense against oxidative stress. They promote cardiovascular health.

People who drink coffee are at lower risk of getting diabetes type 2, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, cancer, and dementia

Mistakes to avoid when brewing French press coffee

Not grinding the beans properly

The coffee beans should have a coarse and even ground for the french press to extract the maximum flavors out of them.

Using the wrong quantity of coffee

It is recommended to weigh the coffee to get the perfect coffee to water ratio each time. The rule of thumb is to use coffee and water in a 1:10 ratio i.e use 1g of coffee for every 10g of water.

Leaving the coffee in the french press after brewing

Do not leave the concoction in the french press past the brewing time. As time will pass, bitterness will overpower the flavor of your coffee. Immediately pour out the brew once you are done.

Conclusion

In his article, we answered the question “How many cups of coffee in a pound of coffee?”, and how to make French Press coffee?

References

https://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-perfectly-robust-french-press-coffee-cooking-lessons-from-the-kitchn-113601
https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/top-13-evidence-based-health-benefits-of-coffee

Hi, I am Charlotte, I love cooking and in my previous life, I was a chef. I bring some of my experience to the recipes on this hub and answer your food questions.

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