The best proportion between coffee and water

@Suggar (3612)
Bulgaria
December 29, 2010 9:00am CST
Hello friends, one of our friends has drunk many times the coffee i make at home. I always make it strong with a lot of coffee in the water, just put it from the package without using little spoons, it's instant made on the oven, i use my eyes like dispenser. So that friend, who has drunk many times of my strong coffee, was working many years in coffee shops and restaurants and he always share his experience with me about stuff with coffee. He says that the best proportion between coffee and water is if you put in your instant coffee 1 tea spoon (from the little spoons, we call them that way) coffee in 17 tea spoons water. That mixed together is the best combination and he says the taste is delicious. I'm little about that, this is why i continue doing my daily coffee without spoons and still use my eyes like dispenser, but i would like to know how much is the best proportion for you?
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@sid556 (31005)
• United States
29 Dec 10
Hi Suggar, I always use a tablespoon. I use on tablespoon for every two cups of coffe and then add one more. It comes out delicious and not only have I stopped going to Dunkins for coffee, so have all my daughters. They drink mine now and save a ton of money. So if I'm making 10 cups of coffee, I use 6 T. of coffee. I don't drink instant coffee. If I can afford it, I go with the Dunkins coffee but other than that I will go with Maxwell house or Folgers...never ever instant. I do have instant coffee in my cupboard but the only thing that is good for in my diet is the homemade Kaluha that I make!
@Suggar (3612)
• Bulgaria
29 Dec 10
Hello Sid, my mother was doing the same when i lived at home. I made so strong coffee, that she could make coffee after all drunk, if she only put more water. Buying coffee from the coffeehouses (if that's Maxwell house and the others you said), is expensive here, if i want to go out and to drink strong and good coffee i'll have to order double dose which is on double price, because in the coffeehouses they put nothing, only make brown water and serve it.
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@sid556 (31005)
• United States
29 Dec 10
Oh, I just looked in your profile to see where you are from. That is too bad that it is so expensive where you are. I love my coffee and I just can't imagine going without it. So in your case, it sounds as if instant is better? Ok I've had instant and if I were out of my regular coffee I could probably drink it. I usually put a heaping teaspoon into boiling water if I were to make instant. I have to say that it's been years since I've had a cup of that. I wish you were closer...you could come here for a cup of the good stuff.
@Suggar (3612)
• Bulgaria
29 Dec 10
Hehe, thanks Sid. We have coffee machines here, may be they make good coffee too, i don't know. I've never had that kind of machine and since 16 years old, when i started to drink coffee, i drink instant.
• United States
29 Dec 10
I will try this out I use one table spoon per cup of coffee in my coffee maker.
@Suggar (3612)
• Bulgaria
29 Dec 10
I hope you will like it and i'll wait for opinion, because i've never done it before. In my opinion it will be too much brown water without the real taste of the coffee, but who knows
@Suggar (3612)
• Bulgaria
29 Dec 10
I wait the water to start bubbling and then i put may be around one or two spoons inside, but good big spoons, not from the little ones we serve the desert with At the end i have 2xhalf cups with strong coffee with a lot of sludge in the bottom of the cups
@thanks1961 (7049)
• India
29 Dec 10
Hi dear, Here at home, we got home made coffee where in the seeds are plucked from our coffee plants and use it our own purpose. At home I don't even what is the ratio of water milk, sugar and coffee powder. But the coffee made in such a way is so tasty and very strong enough also. In office, it is a machine made instant coffee. Its level and ingredient proportion is prepared by the machine vendor only and it is also strong and the sugar level is comparatively more. However, the ratio about your friend said may be good as he got a great level of experience. Thank-s
@Suggar (3612)
• Bulgaria
29 Dec 10
I'm not sure if it has to be called instant, now i'm thinking that i used the word, but i make it in one really little thing made of stone, like pot, but specially for coffee. I put the water in and when it starts to bubble i put some coffee. Is that instant? I think it is, because it's not done by machine?
30 Dec 10
i think it depends how strong you like your coffee. i dont like strong coffee so i have a teaspoon of coffee in a mug with a little milk
@Suggar (3612)
• Bulgaria
30 Dec 10
I try to drink the coffee with milk and sugar, so it won't be so bitter for sure. But i love it strong. If i have to say as example how much coffee i put for two normal coffee cups, it's like 3 tea spoons.
@whateva (786)
• India
29 Dec 10
i usually drink coffee with milk. But now i'm gonna try the spoon thing your friend said :p who knows, it might taste heavenly :p damn i'll keep dreaming about it now :D
@Suggar (3612)
• Bulgaria
29 Dec 10
Don't dream it, it's not so big deal, this is how they make the coffee in the coffee shops may be, but do you know what? You all, who decided to try it, motivated me to do the same There is one little problem, i have to count the water with tea spoon too so it will be long doing
• India
17 Jul 12
Usually i like drinking coffee which is light. I will add one tablespoon of coffee powder in a glass of 150ml filled with milk with some sugar added to it.You will get a light brown in colour.Then I will stirr the coffee for some time until the sugar is dissolved. Its ready to drink the coffee
• Philippines
5 Apr 12
Wow. I don't really know the exact proper amount of coffee to be added in the water. But whenever I want to drink a coffee, I just buy the 3-in-1 sachets so that I no longer have to measure how much is needed coffee, creamer, and sugar. That's much moe convenient for me. And I also like that taste.
@puccagirl (7316)
• Israel
22 Jan 11
I never measure anything, I also just use my eyes to measure stuff. But maybe I should try your friends way one time, just to see if it works? But for now, I am on your side :) Who has the time to start measuring stuff so carefully anyway?