Coffee is necessary for any morning event, work meeting, or get-together. However, if you’ve been in charge of the coffee, you might wonder how much you need to make for a larger group of people.
Most people don’t make more than one or two cups daily; larger amounts could be stressful. How much coffee do you need for 60 cups?
To make 60 cups of coffee, you’ll have to use one pound (or about five cups) of coffee grounds.
Usually, this will be done in several shifts in a smaller coffee maker, but some people have a larger, 60-cup coffee maker that can handle an entire pound of ground coffee.
If you want to make 60 cups of coffee for your next morning meeting or group get-together, here is your guide to coffee and water ratios.
Whether you have a larger coffee maker, it’s easy to make 60 cups before everyone arrives.
How Much Coffee for 60 Cups?
You must use about one pound of coffee grounds for sixty cups.
This amount is roughly equal to five cups, so you can measure it out without using the small scoop that comes with most bags of coffee grounds.
Add a half cup of extra grounds if you want stronger coffee and are making it all at once. This will increase the taste of the coffee and make it a stronger mix.
Put in a little less than five cups for a weaker coffee. You can save some coffee grounds and make a weaker cup of coffee.
How Much Coffee Should I Put in a 60-Cup Coffee Maker?
The easiest way to make 60 cups of coffee is to purchase and use a 60-cup coffee maker. These machines are perfect for coffee enthusiasts, shops, and workplaces.
You can add the ingredients with a 60-cup coffee maker and let the machine do the work.
To use a 60-cup coffee maker, put all the coffee grounds (about five cups) into the appropriate opening on top of a filter.
You will need the right size of filter for the coffee maker. Next, turn the machine on and pour water through to allow the coffee to brew.
How Can I Make 60 Cups of Coffee in a Regular Coffee Maker?
If you only have a coffee maker (or a few regular coffee makers), you’ll need a larger coffee urn to keep the coffee hot.
These usually come in 60-cup sizes, so you can make smaller portions in the coffee makers and add them to the larger urn. It takes longer but doesn’t require the purchase of a 60-cup coffee maker.
What is the Ratio of Coffee to Water?
If you have never made coffee (or have never made more than one cup at a time), keep an ideal ratio of coffee to water in mind.
With too much water, the coffee taste dilutes, and you make a weaker cup. Although this might save you money, it won’t make the best-tasting coffee.
However, the coffee will burn and taste burnt if you don’t put enough water in it.
Without the proper amount of water in the coffee maker, your coffee will not be strong enough or be unable to brew correctly. Either way, you’ll waste time and coffee.
For the perfect ratio, you want 8 ounces of water (one cup) with 1-2 tablespoons of coffee. Choosing 1, 1.5, or 2 tablespoons of ground coffee will decide how strong the end product is.
We recommend using 1.5 tablespoons per cup for a larger batch, which will even it out and please most coffee drinkers.
Avoid using the coffee pot or a non-liquid measuring cup when measuring coffee.
Coffee pots are marked to measure completed coffee, not the original amount of water, and you might not have enough water.
A liquid measuring cup is the best way to measure the water, just like a regular tablespoon will accurately measure the coffee.
What to Know When Making Coffee for a Group
Of course, making coffee for a large group differs significantly from making coffee for yourself.
You should follow some tips when making coffee for several people, so you don’t mess up and can successfully brew enough for everyone.
First, know what type of coffee machine you will be using. To make 60 cups of coffee, you will likely have a large coffee urn.
However, these don’t make the coffee – they only keep it warm. Unless you have a 60-cup coffee maker, you’ll have to make the coffee separately, either with a drip coffee maker, a pour-over, or a French press.
Depending on which type of coffee maker you have (and how many are available), you should schedule enough time to make the coffee.
If you have a coffee urn, you won’t have to worry about it staying warm. However, it would be best if you started making the coffee long before everyone arrives so that you will have enough coffee for all interested parties.
When deciding how much coffee to make, assume that every person will drink one and a half cups.
This will account for those who have two and those who have none without going over the top and making too much coffee. Plan and make the coffee according to those estimates.
With each of these tips, you should be set to make coffee for as many people as possible.
Make sure you have enough cream and sugar, and you’ll be ready to host up to 60 people and keep them all fueled with homemade coffee.
Sixty cups of coffee will require about one pound, or five cups, of coffee grounds. In addition to this, you will likely need slightly more than 60 cups of water to make up for the coffee.
However, you can easily make this much coffee in regular coffee makers or a larger one.