A Chemex pour over coffee and Kettle next to a bag of Death Wish Coffee.

Your Guide to Coffee Brewing Ratios

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What is the Proper Brewing Ratio?

One of the best things about making coffee is that you can easily adapt it to fit your specific tastes. Want something stronger? Try a French Press or Chemex. Want fresher-tasting coffee? Try buying whole bean. Is your coffee just a little too strong? Try changing your coffee-to-water ratio. 

A kettle of water being poured into a metallic French press to make Death Wish Coffee.

How Much Coffee-to-Water to Use for the Perfect Brew

Your coffee-to-water ratio no doubt affects the taste of your brew—so what's the right way to brew your coffee? The truth is, there is no one right answer. Coffee can be adapted to your specific tastebuds. 

But we do have some advice on what we think the best brewing ratio isespecially when you're making Death Wish Coffee

A lot of coffees use a 1 tablespoon: 1 cup ratio. When you brew a specialty coffee though, like ours, there's a different ratio to follow. 

Our brewing ratio is actually a standard set for all gourmet blends by the Specialty Coffee Association of America, recommending 2.5 tablespoons of grinds to every 6 ounces of water to really achieve a bold, flavorful and highly caffeinated cup of coffee.

This ratio will give you the best representation of our blends when brewing! Of course, you should always adjust accordingly to your preference. If it's too strong, alter your ratio to have less grinds. If you need it stronger, add more! 

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