QUESTION: How many scoops to make 10 cups of coffee? My coffee maker has a maximum capacity of 10 cups of coffee. If I want to make a full pot, how do I do it? — Ralph W
ANSWER: Most coffee that you buy says that you’ll need 1 standard coffee scoop, which is the same as 2 tablespoons, for each cup of coffee. A “cup of coffee” is not the same as an 8 ounce cup though. A cup of coffee is generally considered to be either 5 or 6 ounces, depending on the coffee maker. Mr. Coffee and OXO call it 5 ounces, but many bags of coffee call it 6 ounces.
For the average person, the difference in coffee strength if you are brewing 6 ounce cups or 5 ounce cups with 1 coffee scoop is not very noticeable and you’ll be fine whether your coffee maker makes a 5 ounce cup or a 6 ounce cup.
So if you want to make 10 cups of coffee in a coffee maker, you’d add 10 coffee scoops to make 10 cups. If you don’t have a coffee scoop, use 20 tablespoons to make 10 cups. A standard coffee scoop is the same as 2 tablespoons, so just double up the number of tablespoons.