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1) From: Ingrid Clark Zavadoski
Can I ask a brewing question here? I recently read on Blue Bottle 
Roaster's website to brew french press coffee at 3-4T per 8oz water. 
So, today I did so, not taking into account that I usually drink 16 oz 
of said coffee in the morning. My question is, does the grind of the 
french press make the french press cup a little less caffeinated? This 
seems like an awful lot of caffeine to get at one time, even if you are 
drinking a measly 8 oz cup. I have to say, it was delicious, but my 
heart raced all morning! (And I am usually a 5-shot a day or so 
imbiber.)
Thanks,
Ingrid

2) From: Lynne Biziewski
Ingrid, I just measured my cup & the spoon I use to measure my coffee.
(It's one of those stainless steel coffee scoops I've had practically
forever)
My cup (mug) holds about 12 ounces. I use about a scoop to a scoop & a
half of coffee - seems to measure out to be two, maybe three regular
tablespoons.
I may grind finer than others, don't know... why don't you just experiment
with
less & see how you like it?
That being said, I'll put a plug in for SM's decaf - sometimes I mix them
half & half to cut down the caffeine, other times it's just nice to be able
to
have all decaf in the afternoon or night - and still have a fantastic cup.
Lynne
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3) From: Sweet Maria's Coffee
Hi Ingrid,
This sounds on the high side. Seems like you are using at laset 50% 
too much, going by the Coffee FAQ/SCAA recommendation:http://coffeefaq.com/site/node/95Hope this helps.
-derekatsweetmarias
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4) From: Justin Marquez
Most people use about 1.0 to 1.5 grams coffee per fluid ounce of water as a
starting point and then add or subtract from there to taste.
Your basic semi-standard coffee measure scoop is 2T, or 1/8 cup. This is
about 9-12 grams of coffee, depending on how hard it was roasted.  Darker
roast is less dense, as more stuff has left the beans during roasting and
the beans have also expanded a bit more. 10 gr is a pretty decent average
unless you char the beans to an oily sheen. Anyway, a typical American-style
mug holds 11 to 12 ounces of liquid.
So there you have it:
1 Coffee Scoop  or 2T or 1/8 cup coffee per mug.
Try it like that. Then adjust the next brew ratio up or down to your tastes.
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (CYPRESS, TX)
On 7/13/07, Ingrid Clark Zavadoski  wrote:
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5) From: Justin Marquez
African Highlands Decaf is my personal fave.  (What's not to like about a
decaf scoring 87 head to head with the regular stuff?)  And, woohooo!, Tom
has it back in stock again!!  My 5-pounder arrived Thursday.
We mix decaf and regular, 1/2 of each, every morning for our brew. I brew 9
"cups", or about 48 ounces and I use 2 1/2 "scoops" (1/8 C per "scoop") of
decaf plus the same amount of regular. That normally works out to around 50
grams coffee. We brew with a Cuisinart 975 directly into a thermal carafe.
I drink 2 mugs, SWMBO drinks about 1 1/2 mugs. Then that leaves almost a
mug's-worth in the carafe, which SWMBO will consume later in the day,
frequently after lunch and she will sometimes add in about a 1/4 tsp measure
of chocolate extract.
Sometimes on the weekend, usually Sunday afternoon, I will make us a couple
of mugs of Aeropress brews.  I use 1 Aeropress scoop for hers, brewed
straight-up for about 30 secs extract time.  I brew mine with 1.5 A/P
scoops, inverted, for a 1 minute extract time.
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (CYPRESS, TX)
On 7/13/07, Lynne Biziewski  wrote:
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6) From:
I came across a brewing guide for DRIP coffee. Works out to 3/4 TBLSP per 6 0z water (correlates to the cups on brewed carafe).
Brewed Coffee Guide: 
C/TBSP:              C/TBSP:              C/TBSP: 
4/3	      8/6	           12/9
6/4.5	      10/7.5   		 
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7) From: GHolli7210
Thank you for the conversion, I was going nuts trying to figure it out.
OH GOD high school was way too long ago
Jerry
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