How Many Ounces In A Cup Of Coffee?
Even though it’s a simple question with a fairly simple standard of measurement, measuring cups and coffee cups are not the same thing, you might not have one when camping! To make matters worse, even a standard coffee cup can change sizes based on the type of coffee you serve, and how much you want to drink!
Eight ounces per cup is the official measure, however, a typical coffee cup like you would find in a restaurant, usually contains between 4-5 ounces. If you want to brew a 4 ounce cup of coffee you will need roughly 5 ounces of water! That is because you will loose roughly an ounce of water while the water is boiling as it is heated for the coffee and some of the grounds will also absorb the water.
Different Types Of Measuring Cups
In the United States, the official statement is 8 ounces to a cup, in case you didn’t know, this is called a “customary cup”. To get really technical, customary cup units is measured out in “customary fluid ounces”, rather than fluid ounces.
There is also a “legal measuring cup”, the legal measuring cup contains “8 nutritional fluid ounces”, which are different than customary fluid ounces. 1 legal cup is 240 milliliters, but one customary cup has 236.6 milliliters.
Legal cups are the officially recognized unit of measurement for a cup in the United States, so that will be the one virtually everyone is most familiar with!