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# How many tablespoons are in a pound of coffee?

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The average number of level tablespoons in a pound of ground coffee tends to be between 75 and 80. There are several variables to consider when answering this question.

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Tablespoons and pounds are two different types of measures. A tablespoon is a measure of volume, while a pound is a measure of weight. Thus, there is no direct conversion between the two. A major consideration in a pounds-to-tablespoons conversion involves the coarseness of the grind of the coffee. Coarsely ground coffee occupies more space than the same weight of finely ground coffee, so a pound of coarsely ground coffee generates more tablespoons per pound.

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A gallon of coffee is enough to serve about 20 people when using a small paper cup or china coffee cup that holds 6 ounces. When using a large coffee cup or other mug equal to about 8 ounces, a gallon of coffee can serve about 15 to 16 people.

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The ratio of coffee to cups brewed is 1 tablespoon of ground coffee for a 6-ounce cup and 2 tablespoons of coffee for a 12-ounce cup, so 8 cups would require about 1.5 tablespoon scoops of ground coffee, depending on the serving size. This amount makes a regular strength brew.

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One scoop is the standard amount required for each cup of coffee in a coffee maker. The size or amount of scoops can vary, however, depending on the type of coffee desired. For example, more scoops are necessary for an espresso, and a smaller scoop is necessary for lattes.