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How many grams of coffee are in a tablespoon?

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June 24, 2009 3:00PM

Finely ground coffee like what you buy in the supermarket has a density of 25 lb/ft^3 (http://www.ico.org/ecology.asp). Solving the following equation using your favorite Internet calculator:

25 lb/ft^3 * 1 tablespoon in grams yields the answer of 5.9 grams in a tablespoon. Of course, the density may be considerably different depending on how dry and how finely ground your bag of coffee is.