If you wanna taste your home-made coffee as you get in the restaurant, you better know the perfect ratio for making a cup of coffee.
1:17 is the best coffee to water ratio for French press for a regular cup of coffee, whereas the ratio changes into 1:11 when it comes to strong coffee.
Let’s have an example for you to make it clearer.
Imagine a cup of 300 mL (10.14 US fl. Oz.).
For a regular cup of coffee, the requirement will be 17.65 grams of coffee (0.62 ounces).
Now, if you wanna have a taste of strong coffee, you should put 27.27 grams of coffee (0.96 ounces).
We are familiar with 40 oz, 60 oz, etc. French presses. Those have other names like – 4-cup serving, 12-cup serving, etc.
For a 40 US fl. oz. serving French press needs 2.45 ounce of coffee for regular serving. And, for strong, the amount of coffee is 3.79 ounce.
Now, the question arises – what is the size of my cup or mug??
The normal measuring cup (physical cup) and the coffee cup serving is different.
A regular coffee cup serves you 5 US. fl. oz. Generally, coffee machines calculate their servings based on that.
And, a regular mug serves you 8 US fl. oz.
Though each type of coffee has a standard size of cups for different types of coffee (like you get at a restaurant or coffee bar), the size of the cup often varies with designs.
Confusion apart, we have calculated the amount for both regular size cup (5 oz.) and regular mug (8 oz) for your convenience.
Just use what suits you best.
Best coffee to water ratio for French press
The calculation for coffee to water for French press for both regular (1:17) and strong (1:11), For 8 US fl. oz. (Equivalent to 1 mug coffee)
|Amount of |
|8 oz (237 ml)||1 Mug||Regular||13.94||0.49|
|8 oz (237 ml)||1 Mug||Strong||21.55||0.76|
|16 oz (473 ml)||2 Mug||Regular||27.82||0.98|
|16 oz (473 ml)||2 Mug||Strong||43||1.52|
|24 oz (710 ml)||3 Mug||Regular||41.76||1.47|
|24 oz (710 ml)||3 Mug||Strong||64.55||2.28|
|32 oz (946 ml)||4 Mug||Regular||55.65||1.96|
|32 oz (946 ml)||4 Mug||Strong||86||3.03|
|40 oz (1183 ml)||5 Mug||Regular||69.59||2.45|
|40 oz (1183 ml)||5 Mug||Strong||107.55||3.79|
|48 oz (1420 ml)||6 Mug||Regular||83.53||2.95|
|48 oz (1420 ml)||6 Mug||Strong||129.09||4.55|
The calculation for coffee to water for French press for both regular (1:17) and strong (1:11), For 5 US fl. oz. (Equivalent to 1 cup coffee)
|Amount of |
|Grams of |
|Ounces of |
|5 oz (148 ml)||1 Cup||Regular||8.71||0.31|
|5 oz (148 ml)||1 Cup||Strong||13.45||0.47|
|10 oz (296 ml)||2 Cup||Regular||17.41||0.61|
|10 oz (296 ml)||2 Cup||Strong||26.91||0.95|
|15 oz (444 ml)||3 Cup||Regular||26.12||0.92|
|15 oz (444 ml)||3 Cup||Strong||40.36||1.42|
|20 oz (591 ml)||4 Cup||Regular||34.76||1.23|
|20 oz (591 ml)||4 Cup||Strong||53.73||1.9|
|30 oz (887 ml)||6 Cup||Regular||52.18||1.84|
|30 oz (887 ml)||6 Cup||Strong||80.64||2.84|
|40 oz (1182 ml)||8 Cup||Regular||69.59||2.45|
|40 oz (1182 ml)||8 Cup||Strong||107.55||3.79|
|60 oz (1182 ml)||12 Cup||Regular||104.35||3.68|
|60 oz (1182 ml)||12 Cup||Strong||161.27||5.69|
If we look through history, the first version of the French press was invented and patented in 1852.
In the United States, ‘French press’ is also known as ‘coffee press’.
It is quite popular in different countries with different names. Like – ‘cafetière’ in the United Kingdom, ‘coffee plunger’ in Australia, New Zealand.
Here is the simple process of making French press coffee that will make you a perfect coffee –
- Warm up the pot
- Warm the water with a proper kettle. (Do you know the best water temperature for French press coffee?)
- Add hot water to the pot.
- Add the coffee ground. French press coffee grind size is coarse. (Are you familiar with the best way to grind coffee for French press?)
- Let it bloom for 30 seconds
- Stir gently (With bamboo or wooden stick)
- Let it brew for 3-4 minutes.
- Press the plunger (not too hard)
- Taste your coffee!!!
In a nutshell, for every type of coffee, to make the perfect cup of coffee its needs to have the best coffee to water ratio. You can define your perfect one and test your desired cup of coffee.
Remember the best coffee to water ratio for French press while preparing and enjoy your day.