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1 cup of whole beans equals 1 cup of ground coffee.
It’s a 1 to 1 ratio.”
Answer: Great question, Frank.
They are not the same. A cup of whole beans has more “air” in-between them because of their larger shape than a cup of ground coffee.
When coffee is ground and because it’s smaller, it fills in space between the coffee where ground coffee fits but a whole coffee bean wouldn’t. This is the reason you’ll hear me suggest on the website to use a heaping tablespoon of whole bean coffee for each standard sized mug, or a level tablespoon of ground coffee per mug. I hope that makes sense, and thank you for the question.