Choose Your Coffee If you like a more traditional, mild coffee, go with Folgers Cl.ic Roast Coffee. If you prefer strong, bold flavors, try French Roast or Black Silk varieties. Add Your Water Fill the carafe with cold water to your desired capacity. Serving size fluid ounces. Measure water using a standard liquid measuring cup. Pour the water in the reservoir and put the carafe back on the heating plate..Think about how much coffee you’d like to make. If you’d like to end up with eight cups, add slightly more than eight cups to account for the water that will be absorbed by the coffee..