When brewing a cup of coffee, the accuracy of the ingredients matters to produce a perfect brew. The different measurement metrics such as grams, ounces, pounds, tablespoons, and cups can be confusing to many. These measurements are used to measure ingredients for different recipes.
Tablespoons and ounces are the two main metrics used to measure dry coffee and it can be challenging to convert tablespoons into ounces and vice versa. This article will explore how many tablespoons of dry coffee are in an ounce and clear out any ambiguities regarding these two metrics. Let’s dig in!
What is a Tablespoon?
A tablespoon is a unit of measure that is equal to 1/16 cup, 3 teaspoons, or 1/2 fluid ounce in the USA. It is approximately 15 milliliters when used as a measurement in cooking. The basic meaning of a tablespoon is a large spoon used for serving food or a large spoon used for eating in some regions. A tablespoon is commonly denoted as tbsp.
What’s an Ounce?
An ounce refers to a unit of weight, mass, or volume that’s commonly used in the USA or Britain. The unit of weight is equal to 1/16 of a pound. Usually, an ounce is the smallest mass measurement. An ounce is commonly known as ‘oz’ or US fluid ounce (fl. oz). A US ounce is approximately 28 grams and 30 milliliters.
How Many Tablespoons of Dry Coffee in an Ounce?
Generally, there are two tablespoons of dry coffee in an ounce. You can use this standard measurement and a calculator to calculate how many tablespoons of dry coffee you’ll need for several ounces. For example, for 2 ounces, you’ll need 4 tablespoons of dry coffee (2 tablespoons of dry coffee multiplied by 2 ounces). For 6 ounces, you’ll need 12 tablespoons of dry coffee (6 multiplied by 2), and for 32 ounces, you’ll need 64 tablespoons of dry coffee (32 multiplied by 2). As you can see, using the standard measurement, you can calculate the number of tablespoons of dry coffee you’ll need for the ounces you have.
How to Measure Dry Ingredients
Dry ingredients are either measured by volume or weight. However, with a digital scale, measuring your dry coffee or other dry ingredients by weight is considered more accurate than measuring by volume. This is because different substances have different densities. Additionally, the same substance can have different densities once it has settled over time. For example, when you measure oats by volume and then tap the bottom of the measuring cup, the oats will settle down and the volume will read differently than before. However, when measuring oats using a digital scale, the measurement will be similar before and after the oats have settled.
Usually, there isn’t a standard metric used for measuring dry ingredients. You can either use tablespoons, cups, teaspoons, or a scale to measure your dry ingredients. However, the easiest and the best method to measure your dry ingredients is to use a digital scale since it’s easy to read. Here’s a dry measurement chart:
Dry Measurement Chart
1 ounce = 2 tablespoons
1 cup = 8 ounces
8 ounces = 16 tablespoons
1/4 cup = 2 ounces
2 ounces = 4 tablespoons
1/2 cup = 4 ounces
4 ounces = 8 tablespoons
2 cups = 16 ounces
16 ounces = 32 tablespoons
4 cups = 32 ounces
32 ounces = 64 tablespoons
How to Measure Dry Ounces
If a dry ingredient such as coffee is listed in ounces, you can measure it on a scale since it’s a unit of weight. On the other hand, if a wet ingredient such as water is listed in ounces, you can measure it in a measuring cup since it’s fluid ounces.
Measuring Dry Ingredients Using Tablespoons
While most people prefer using tablespoons to measure their dry coffee, this method isn’t that accurate, especially for larger quantities. Not to mention, it is time-consuming and cumbersome to measure 32 tablespoons of dry coffee for 96 ounces of water. Instead of all that hassle, you can convert tablespoons into grams so it’s easy to measure your coffee using a digital scale. Basically, one tablespoon of dry coffee is equal to 5 grams. Therefore, two tablespoons of dry coffee are approximately 10 grams.
If you are constantly confused about how many tablespoons of dry coffee are in an ounce, you don’t have to worry anymore. All you need is to keep in mind that there are two tablespoons of dry coffee in one ounce. From here, you can work out different measurements using a calculator. Equally important, keep in mind that a digital scale plays a huge role in the accuracy of dry ingredients such as coffee unlike using other measuring methods.