Over time, I have progressed through different phases of making coffee. Originally I only bought ground coffee and drip brewed, measuring the amount of coffee by volume. Later I got a whirly grinder and measured the volume of beans by eye. Now I home roast, brew in various ways, and occasionally feel the urge to weight my coffee before brewing, but it feels like overkill. It is relatively easy to control the amount of water used to brew, but I was interested in how others controlled the amount of coffee used to brew their favorite cup.