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Brewing coffee at home in a drip machine

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sherrisparaga Oct 4, 2008 08:56 PM

I can't manage to make coffee well @ home. I have a regular 14 cup cuisinart drip. I just bought some Illy coffee. What is the ratio of coffee to water? The package instructions don't work! 1 heaping Tbsp for 10 oz is not close to strong enough! HELP :)

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    mpalmer6c Oct 4, 2008 11:18 PM

    To most people in North America, at least, those directions would seem bizarre. Try 1 Tb per cup up to 2 rounded Tb per cup and see what you like. I like 1 rounded Tb per 7 oz. cup (mug cup, not the dainty little 19th century teacups).

    1. nolanani Oct 4, 2008 10:42 PM

      My Gevalia beans call for one slightly rounded tablespoon of coffee per six ounces of water for strong, full-bodied flavor.

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        LadyHatton Oct 4, 2008 09:18 PM

        six ounces of water to 2 T coffee should do it. hth

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