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Old 12-28-2017, 06:46 AM   #1
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Percolated Coffee

Since I retired I have more time for some of the better things in life. LOL I know some won't think percolated coffee is a finer thing in life but I like the taste and the smell of percolated coffee.

Does anyone else percolate coffee?
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No, but remember well that's how my parents did it. Miss the coffee bubbling up into the lid lid dome. Good memories.
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Old 12-28-2017, 07:07 AM   #3
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I don’t believe I’ve ever had coffee from a percolater, but I certainly remember my grandparents’ gadget. I might have to find one after my existing machine kicks the bucket.

After my trip to NOLA a few years back, I’ve bought chicory coffee from Amazon. Chicory makes a dark roast wonderful: smooths out the bitterness, slows and reduces the caffeine surge, and it thickens the brew.
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Old 12-28-2017, 07:08 AM   #4
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I like the Italian espresso maker - same concept just different ratio of beans and water. I don’t know if I had more time/freedoms if I would prefer to have nicer things or be more mobile.
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Old 12-28-2017, 07:21 AM   #5
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I like cowboy coffee so if it is strong and dark that is my kind of coffee.
A percolator pot doesn't cost much and is kind of fun to make and tastes good.
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I like the Italian espresso maker - same concept just different ratio of beans and water. I don’t know if I had more time/freedoms if I would prefer to have nicer things or be more mobile.
A percolator recirculates the brewing coffee through the grounds repeatedly; an espresso machine forces water through a basket of very finely ground coffee once using high pressure. Two very different methods.

One of our local TV stations has a side channel that runs a show called “Through the Decades.” They featured the percolator the other day because it was the anniversary of its original patent, December 26, 1865. They started out the spot with the old Maxwell House TV ad, which sure brought back memories.
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Hi. I agree with you. My Kuerig died and sick of buying new one every 2-3 years, so switched to small percolator. Buying owns beans and grinding. Prefer bold-type coffee beans. Smell while percolating is amazing. Love the taste.
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we used one during hurricanes - I think I still have it
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My mom always used the glass pyrex ones. The aroma would fill the house. I do remember that it seemed to take quite a while for a pot to brew and if or when it boiled over was kind of a mess to clean up. However, you couldn't beat the taste!
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French press! Hotter water is the key.
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Since retiring, no more K cup coffee for me. French press every morning and grounds to the garden via compost.
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Old 12-28-2017, 08:44 AM   #12
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I plan on using one at the ranch when I'm there. I have a old wood stove in the cabin there and just make instant coffee because it is easier then percolated coffee. I have no power there so all woodstove for cooking and heat for my bones.

Water always hot on the stove so a teaspoon full of instant and pour hot water I'm in business.
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Parents (mine & DW's) still prefer percolators.

I don't make coffee at home.
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No, but remember well that's how my parents did it. Miss the coffee bubbling up into the lid lid dome. Good memories.
Same here. Just replaced our Keurig after only one year, if this new one only lasts a year, I am going to try a percolator!
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I like cowboy coffee so if it is strong and dark that is my kind of coffee.
When you have to throw the grounds out from the bottom of the cup, you know it was made right!

I remember the actions of one of our hired men on the farm. I had taken lunch out to him in the field south of the house. The old schedule- Breakfast, lunch, dinner, lunch, supper. After he finished his cup of coffee, he went around the corner of the tractor to throw out the grounds. I asked him why he went around the corner to do that? He said- "I don't want your mother to see me throwing out the grounds, because she might think I was throwing out the coffee, and I sure appreciate her sending you out here with a thermos of coffee."
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We use an electric percolator and keep a small stove top for camping and power outages. To be used on the portable propane stove...
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We have one of these and are very happy with it:

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I am drinking percolated coffee right now. Make it every morning.
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When you have to throw the grounds out from the bottom of the cup, you know it was made right!

I remember the actions of one of our hired men on the farm. I had taken lunch out to him in the field south of the house. The old schedule- Breakfast, lunch, dinner, lunch, supper. After he finished his cup of coffee, he went around the corner of the tractor to throw out the grounds. I asked him why he went around the corner to do that? He said- "I don't want your mother to see me throwing out the grounds, because she might think I was throwing out the coffee, and I sure appreciate her sending you out here with a thermos of coffee."
Exactly! LOL I like your story that was funny.
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A percolator recirculates the brewing coffee through the grounds repeatedly; an espresso machine forces water through a basket of very finely ground coffee once using high pressure. Two very different methods.



One of our local TV stations has a side channel that runs a show called “Through the Decades.” They featured the percolator the other day because it was the anniversary of its original patent, December 26, 1865. They started out the spot with the old Maxwell House TV ad, which sure brought back memories.


Italian espresso makers are not like a regular espresso maker - they are actually in between espresso and a percolator in my opinion. Boiled water goes through the grounds once but the volume of grounds is large compared to water volume. It’s essentially a percolator set to one cycle.
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