Suggested ratio of coffee to water

Discussion in 'Cold Brew Coffee Forum' started by Starkman, Mar 5, 2017.

  1. Starkman

    Starkman New Member

    Hey all,

    Well, I just started cold brewing, and as I understand it, the ratio for coffee to water is about 1:8. So, for my use, that's 1/4 lb coffee to 1 quart water.

    However, I accidentally used half gallon of water to a 1/4 lb of coffee, but it came fine (sat in the fridge for 24 hours); only needing 1/4 to a 1/3 cup of water added to the brew to make a cup the strength I like it.

    The question is, does the 1:8 ratio do something better in terms of creating the brew, than the ratio I used (which, if my math is correct, would be 1:16)?

    Thanks much,

    Starkman