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# How many people does a gallon of coffee serve?

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A gallon of coffee is enough to serve about 20 people when using a small paper cup or china coffee cup that holds 6 ounces. When using a large coffee cup or other mug equal to about 8 ounces, a gallon of coffee can serve about 15 to 16 people.

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Depending on the time of day that coffee is served, each guest may or may not want to have more than one serving of coffee. Generally, when coffee is served during the morning breakfast hours, people are prone to have more than one serving of coffee in a sitting and the amount planned for should be increased to reflect this.

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Assuming that a cup of coffee equals 6 ounces of water, a 20-cup pot of coffee requires between 20 and 40 tablespoons of ground coffee. Personal taste preferences determine the exact amount within that range.

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The amount of ounces in a cup of coffee vary widely across different brands and locations but, in general, a typical cup contains approximately 8 ounces of coffee. Note that the amount of coffee in a cup could be artificially lowered by adding other ingredients like milk, cream or sugar.

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The standard amount of coffee put in a pot is two tablespoons of ground coffee per six ounces of water. For an average pot that makes 12 6-ounce cups, use approximately 24 tablespoons or 1.5 cups of ground coffee.