A gallon of coffee will serve anywhere between 25 and 30 people. This does, however, depend on how much coffee each person drinks.

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Determining how many people can be served by a gallon of coffee depends on the size of the coffee cups and the time of day and situation in which the coffee will be served. One gallon of coffee is equivalent to 128 ounces. Using 6.4 ounce cups, this equates to about 20 cups of coffee per gallon. If you are serving the coffee in larger cups, you may only get about 16 cups out of one gallon of coffee. People will tend to drink more than one cup coffee at a morning meeting or gathering.

A cup of coffee, if you go by the coffee pot servings, is 6 ounces. There are 128 ounces to a gallon, so 128/6 would be 21.33 servings. You should take into consideration, however, that most people actually drink a lot more coffee than 6 ounces. I would count on 10 ounces per person. So, a gallon of coffee would now hold 12.8 servings.

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