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# How many scoops of coffee do you put in a pot?

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The standard amount of coffee put in a pot is two tablespoons of ground coffee per six ounces of water. For an average pot that makes 12 6-ounce cups, use approximately 24 tablespoons or 1.5 cups of ground coffee.

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The exact number of scoops used depends on how much water the coffee pot holds and the size of the scoop. Most coffee pots come with a scoop that measures one tablespoon.

The amount of coffee needed for a pot can also vary depending on personal tastes. If strong coffee is desired, add 3 tablespoons of coffee per six ounces of water (36 tablespoons or a little over 2 cups per pot). For a little less bitter coffee, only use 1 tablespoon of ground coffee per six ounces of water (12 tablespoons or 3/4-cup per pot).

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