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Posted Thu Jul 18, 2013, 2:23pm
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I'm brewing light and medium roasts, does that mean that I need more coffee per pot because they are not as full bodied? I'm use a 2 tablespoons per 8 ounces of water ratio because anything less than that Is way to strong for my tastes. Does anyone have some better they would recommend? Or have a good ratio that Is not as strong? I have a Auto-drip 8 cup (40 ounces)

 
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Posted Thu Jul 18, 2013, 3:14pm
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Thecoffeenerd Said:

I'm use a 2 tablespoons per 8 ounces of water ratio because anything less than that Is way to strong for my tastes.

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The way I read your quote above that's in yellow, it would be weaker.
I believe you meant to say anything more (not less), is way to strong.. {;-)

P.S. Unless you meant anything less (as in water) & coffee stayed the same, then it would be stronger.

 
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Posted Thu Jul 18, 2013, 6:33pm
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I mean like If I use 2 tablespoons per 6 ounces, then It's strong and It uses too much coffee. What are your suggestions? Looking for a good mild ratio for a 40 oz drip coffee maker. I am using 53.2 grams of coffee for 1183 milliliters.

 
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Posted Fri Jul 19, 2013, 1:02pm
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Thecoffeenerd Said:

I mean like If I use 2 tablespoons per 6 ounces, then It's strong and It uses too much coffee. What are your suggestions? Looking for a good mild ratio for a 40 oz drip coffee maker. I am using 53.2 grams of coffee for 1183 milliliters.

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The ratio that you are quoting is nowhere close to 2 tablespoons per 8 oz of water.  That is a 1:16 ratio and you are using a 1:22 ratio.  If it's too strong for you, use less coffee until you get the strength you like.  Light roasts should affect the flavor profile, but you should not have to use more coffee for a lighter roast.  If anything, maybe adjust your grind setting.  But taste is a personal thing, and clearly your taste differs from most on this forum who would use a much stronger ratio.  So basically, asking us what will taste best to you isn't going to get you anywhere.  You just have to experiment until you get the ratio that you like the best.
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Posted Fri Jul 19, 2013, 1:13pm
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That might be my problem then, I wasn't using the right ratio. I'll look into the 1:16 ratio and try that. What would that come out to be for a 40oz pot? How much coffee and how much water? Grams please!

 
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Posted Fri Jul 19, 2013, 1:21pm
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Remember too since your sensitive to caffeine, lighter roast have more caffeine.
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I'm kinda sensitive, but It's okay. I found out for a 1:17 brew ratio for 1190 milliliters I would need 70 grams of coffee. I guess I'll give that a try. Better to make strong coffee then over extract or under extract...Figured out a way to find the brew ratios for 1:15, 1:16, 1:17 and so on. Thanks to the Internet. Correct me If I'm wrong!

 
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Posted Fri Jul 19, 2013, 3:14pm
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Thecoffeenerd Said:

I'm kinda sensitive, but It's okay. I found out for a 1:17 brew ratio for 1190 milliliters I would need 70 grams of coffee. I guess I'll give that a try. Better to make strong coffee then over extract or under extract...Figured out a way to find the brew ratios for 1:15, 1:16, 1:17 and so on. Thanks to the Internet. Correct me If I'm wrong!

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Opps got the caffeine sensitivity confused with a different poster lol, my bad.

And your using fresh coffee now and not Starbucks I remember you mentioned right? The brew ratios are good, I don't use drip much but last time I travelled I was at 1:17 with my hand grinder and machine they had at the condo we stayed at. It was some type of new Mr Coffee, better then nothing lol.... everyone else raved about the coffee I made at that ratio with some fresh beans we grabbed. In my mind I was like man if their raving over a Mr Coffee what would happen if they drank from a Bonavita or Techo etc lol
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Posted Fri Jul 19, 2013, 4:06pm
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Yes, I'm NOT using the Starbucks lol still have It though. I'm using Finca Santa Isabel of Guatemala from "The Roasterie Air-roasted coffee" Best stuff around! I personally think Mr.Coffee sucks but I know what you mean lol So two tablespoons per eight ounces of water Is a 1:17 brew ratio? And Two tablespoons per 6 ounces of water Is a 1:16 or a 18?

 
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Posted Fri Jul 26, 2013, 2:15am
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The standard ratio of water to coffee is 16:1. If you lower the water, it can result to a stronger cup. So, you have to weigh 340 grams of water to 20 grams of coffee. In a cup of water, we have to use 2 tablespoon of coffee. The coffee concentration depends upon your choice. If you like the tastes of your own ratio; then go on.

 
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