# How Much Coffee to Water for Moka Pot: The Perfect Ratio

published on: 2022-05-13

Do you love the taste of Moka pot coffee, but find that it’s a little too strong for your taste? If so, you may need to adjust the coffee to water ratio. This can be a little tricky to figure out.

**For Moka pot the most popular coffee to water ratio is 1:7 or 1:8. This means for every one part coffee, you use seven or eight parts water.**

You can experiment with this ratio to see if you like it weaker or stronger.

Also please remember that the above ratio is meant for a finer grind and darker roast. In case you’re using a lighter roast or a coarser grind, you might want to use more or less water. Some people swear on 1:12 ratio, but it totally depends on the type of bean you’re using.

## A table of popular coffee to water ratios for Moka pot

![Bialetti moka pot](/bialetti-moka-pot.jpeg) The ratio mentioned above might seem a bit abstract, so let’s make it concrete. Below you’ll see a table of popular coffee to water ratios for Moka pot.

Cups | Coffee grounds (1:8) | Coffee grounds (1:12) | Water (ml) |
---|---|---|---|

1 Cup | 7.5g | 5g | 60 ml |

2 Cups | 11.25g | 7.5g | 90 ml |

3 Cups | 16.25g | 10.8g | 130 ml |

4 Cups | 23.75g | 15.8g | 190 ml |

6 Cups | 33.75g | 22.5g | 270 ml |

9 Cups | 52.5g | 35g | 420 ml |

12 Cups | 83.75g | 55.8g | 670 ml |

In case you’ll want to use 1:7 ratio, just use a bit more coffee than the column indicating 1:8 ratio shows.

As you can see, Moka pot coffee to water ratio varies depending on how many cups you want to make and also on the grind of your coffee.

## FAQ: Moka pot coffee to water ratio

Below you’ll find some frequently asked questions about Moka pot coffee to water ratio.

### Q: How much coffee should I use for Moka pot?

A: The amount of coffee you use for Moka pot depends on the grind of your coffee and also on how many cups you want to make. Use the table above as a guidance.

### Q: What’s the Moka pot coffee to water ratio for a strong cup of coffee?

A: The Moka pot coffee to water ratio for a strong cup of coffee is usually around seven parts water to one part coffee (1:7).

### Q: What’s the Moka pot coffee to water ratio for a weak cup of coffee?

A: To make a weaker cup of coffee using a Moka pot, use a coffee to water ratio of 1:12. This way you’ll get a less concentrated and weaker cup of coffee. You can also add more water afterwards if you want to further dilute the coffee.

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