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Weight vs Volume: What’s the Best Way to Measure Your Coffee?!

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For this episode, Kenneth is joined by Brian Hensley who is an accomplished roaster with Indie Coffee Roasters in West Lafayette and Carmel, Indiana which sources and sells unique coffees. They sit down to discuss whether we should be measuring coffee by volume or weight. It sounds like a strange question, but as you will see it has a big impact on how your coffee tastes.

They also take a look at the math behind brewing the perfect cup of coffee as well as discussing the difference between how much you use for light or dark roasts.



  • Weighing is a more accurate way of ensuring you make each cup with the same amount of coffee.
  • A standard ‘scoop’ of coffee can weigh anywhere between 10 and 16 grams - that is a big range!
  • If you use a lighter roast, using weight becomes even more important.
  • If you have no choice but to use a scoop follow the advice shared in the episode for each bean type.



‘The name of the game is consistency. ´

‘Brew ratios are much easier when you have a scale.’

‘The thing that matters the most is the coffee you´re using.’




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As a coffee lover, physician, chemical engineer, serial entrepreneur, competitive runner, writer, and family man, Kenneth knows what it’s like to push yourself to achieve goals very few accomplish. He’s one of the best specialty coffee roasters in the United States as he’s a multi-year US Coffee Roasters’ Competition Finalist. He created Umble Coffee Co with the belief that, if sourced and roasted right, coffee can taste phenomenal and be good for you.

“Life’s too short to drink bad coffee.”

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Coffee 101 is an educational show on all things coffee. The host, Kenneth Thomas, starts with the most basic questions about coffee and builds your knowledge from there. If you love coffee, are curious about coffee, or you’re a business just looking for a resource to train your team, Coffee 101 is without question the show for you!  Season 2 is all about coffee’s journey from shelf to sip!




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