how to measure coffee

Cups Calculator

Whether you're brewing coffee for a family reunion or just a small gathering, use our coffee calculator to figure out how much water and Folgers® Coffee you need.* Just enter how many cups you want to brew, and we’ll tell you the rest.

* Results based on household coffee makers. Not for use with foodservice machines.

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Serving size: 6 fluid ounces. Measure water using a standard liquid measuring cup.

Measurement Chart

Don’t know what constitutes a “strong” instant coffee versus a “regular” whole bean coffee? Here’s a helpful chart.

  Ground Canisters Ground Bagged Instant
Amount of Water Amount of Coffee Amount of Coffee Amount of Coffee
6 fluid ounces 1 tablespoon 1 tablespoon 1 teaspoon
60 fluid ounces ½ cup ½ cup n/a