Coffee 101: How Much does A Tablespoon of Coffee Weigh?

By October 11, 2016

How much does a tablespoon of coffee weigh? 

Well, if you’re a tablespooner for correct amount of coffee every morning (tips: it is not a good idea to drink coffee on an empty stomach), you’ll be serious about that before dumping coffee into a filter.

Surely, if you’re new to making coffee at home, before following those coffee-brewing tips, you’ll also wanna get to know how much does a tablespoon of coffee weigh for a perfect coffee to water ratio

Weight of A Tablespoon of Coffee Eseential to Make Better Coffee

Besides, knowing a tablespoon of coffee weight, it’s also helpful for you to measure out how much coffee to make, drinking alone or making for a home chat with families and friends. 

So what’s the truth about the coffee weight for a tablespoon?

A Tablespoon of Coffee Weight

Actually, it’s different on that, when for a “heaping” or “rounded” tablespoon, for example. Conventional wisdom tells us it weighs 7 grams for a tablespoon of coffee. Is that true? Nope, it weighs 8.7 grams, nearly 2 grams difference per tablespoon which will throw you whole recipe out of whack. (Tips: How many tablespoons of coffee per cup)

How Much Does A Tablespoon of Coffee Weigh

What’s the way out? Recommended tip is to measure coffee by a kitchen scale; then all inconsistency is put right to bed.

If you want a 10-ounce mug of coffee, 280 grams of water should be there for brewing. While using the scale, it’s to be 20 grams of coffee for a stronger cup, or 16 grams for a weaker one. In other word, to make 1 L Ecooe French Press coffee, you need you need 7 to 12 tablespoons of coffee ground. And you could know exactly how much coffee you will need to add, instead of guessing how much does a tablespoon of coffee weigh. 

Made of stainless steel, the Ecooe French Press is durable for years use. Also, the double wall design makes keeps coffee hot longer than glass French Press.

insulated french press

Related: Why Does Coffee Make Me Sleepy Instead of Awake

What is the Difference between Decaf and Regular Coffee

What is the Right Coffee Grind Size for Different Brewing Methods

Comments (2)



  1. I know this from observations over the years, the best tasting cups of coffee express a lot of bubbles from, I imagine, dissolved carbon dioxide. In my kitchen at my grind the ratio is 15.87 or 63g coffee per liter of water. Like the first image in this article it’s a bubblefest. Nice article thanks.

  2. wooooh coffee yeah!