For the 10th year in a row, I have charged myself with the duty of brewing coffee for parish's Fall Festival. Usually, I am provided with a giant tub of Folgers and told I might want to rinse out. They also give me a little card that says how many "perks" I'll get out of every cup.
This is the kind of coffee maker I'm talking about, you put the coffee in a metal hopper in the pod and water splooshes out the middle and burns you when you try to open it:
I've got 3 coffee makers: I can't remember the exact sizes, but I think they vary between 35 and 100 cups. I usually make a pot of regular in the big one, a pod of decaf in the medium and a backup pot of regular in the small one.
I am going to purchase big bottles of filtered water for this endeavor and also to get fresh ground beans from a local roaster the night before.
What I really want to know is:
What is the actual cup-to-coffee ratio. I know 1 Tbsp to 6 OZ and could do the math (But that's like 8 Cups of coffee grounds for 100 cups of water which I believe is chest-hair territory)
Given the ideal ratio, how far can I deviate before I sink into bathwater territory?