Food - Drink
Why You Should Stop Measuring Coffee With A Spoon
By ERIN SHAW
Coffee is one of those rare, beautiful delights in life, and when it comes to making coffee at home, measuring the correct coffee grounds to water ratio is important for getting the flavor right. Unfortunately, the tool to use for measuring coffee is not the spoon.
Measuring coffee beans with a spoon can be inaccurate because a coffee bean, being a round, three-dimensional object, will never perfectly fit into a spoon en masse. Instead, the best thing to do when measuring coffee is to weigh the ingredients on a food scale.
In the coffee world, precision is key, so measuring coffee by weight is far more accurate than measuring coffee by volume. Weighing the coffee beans before grinding them provides the perfect measurement, so no beans go to waste, and it also provides the perfect ratio for the coffeemaker.