By Tiki Red Coffee Blogger
The million gram question..
Coffee beans are usually measured in grams and purchased for home or business in 250g, 500g or even 1kg bags.
In this article we’ll cover all types of “beans per cup” and a we’ve got a little bonus chart to show you what’s what!
The question is; how many cups of coffee can I get from lets say, 1 kilograms of coffee beans?
So, an industry standard dose for a single shot of coffee is 7 grams per cup. That’s around 56 coffee beans (depending on many factors of course).
For a 1kg bag of coffee beans you should expect to get around 120-140 cups of coffee. Based on variable data and on a standard single shot coffee.
If we’re going double shot all the way, you’re looking at around half of that at around 60-70 cups of coffee per 1kg of beans.
That leaves us with an average of 90-105 cups of coffee per kilogram. This figure represents the above factors taken into consideration, some double-shots, some single shots etc.
Take a look below for a quick representation of the above..
|1 CUP – SINGLE SHOT (7 GRAMS)||35 CUPS||70 CUPS||140 CUPS|
|1 CUP – DOUBLE SHOT (14 GRAMS)||17 CUPS||35 CUPS||70 CUPS|
Price per cup (SS - Single shot DS - Double shot)
250g - SS 22p DS 47p
500g - SS 21p DS 42p
1kg - SS 17p DS 35p
It’s always safe to assume we’ll have some wastage and sneaky baristas making a few of their own specialities so please bear in mind the above is just an average usage of beans per cup and cost.