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Q: Shots of espresso in one pound of coffee ( Answered,   1 Comment )
Subject: Shots of espresso in one pound of coffee
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: deanalp-ga
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Posted: 27 Aug 2006 21:04 PDT
Expires: 26 Sep 2006 21:04 PDT
Question ID: 760055
I want to know how many espresso shots are in one pound of whole bean
coffee? Or inother words... 1 lb of coffee is how many espresso shots?
Subject: Re: Shots of espresso in one pound of coffee
Answered By: denco-ga on 28 Aug 2006 00:43 PDT
Howdy deanalp-ga,

The Coffee Geek website provides us with how much finely ground coffee
is needed to make a shot of espresso.

"Espresso: the coffee beverage produced by an espresso machine. This
Italian word describes a beverage made from 7 grams of finely ground
coffee, producing 1.5 ounces of extracted beverage ..."

If your pound of coffee beans yields around a pound of finely ground
coffee, then that translates into 454 grams of ground coffee.

The CalorieLab website gives us the conversion of pounds to grams.

"There are 454 grams in a pound ...""

454 grams divided by the 7 grams needed for each shot, yields us
around 65 shots of espresso per pound of finely ground coffee.

If you need any clarification, please feel free to ask.

Search strategy:

Google search on: espresso shots

Google search on: grams pound

Looking Forward, denco-ga - Google Answers Researcher
Subject: Re: Shots of espresso in one pound of coffee
From: jack_of_few_trades-ga on 28 Aug 2006 05:11 PDT
Starbucks buys 1 lb coffee for $1

Starbucks sells 65 shots of expresso for $3 each

Starbucks makes $194

Starbucks buys France

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