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RE: New Coffee We Tried
The way I was taught to make coffee using a manual percolator won't exactly fit today's kitchen equipment. I was taught to fill the pot to the line with cold water and put enough coffee in the basket to fill it 3/4 full. Then place the pot on the hottest part of the stove top and watch it to see when it starts to perk. Then slide it over to the cooler part of the stove and let it perk for about 3 minutes. Slide it over to the coolest part of the stove top and serve it when asked. Drink it within the first hour for best taste. Throw out any leftover. If you like it stronger or weaker, vary the percolating time.

Now all that applied to a wood burning cook stove and a manual percolator so you'll have to use your own judgement as to how to handle that on a modern cook top. A gas stove would likely be pretty east as to adjusting the heat downward. The important point is, you don't want the water to ever reach the boiling point. I think that's an acquired skill that may take some time to master. It'll percolate well below 212° so try to keep it around 180°.

The easiest way is to buy an electric percolator and let the built in thermostat do the work for you. They usually stop the percolating in about 2 minutes via a thermostat and never boil. Then it goes into holding mode and keep the finished coffee at serving temperature. That works fine if you like the way it turns out since you have no control over the process. Automatic stuff is always great, if it works!

I can't guarantee the perked coffee is any better or worse than the drip kind since I threw my electric percolator away many years ago when the heater element failed. If I remember correctly, my first impression of the Mr. Coffee drip machine was that the coffee was a little on the weak side and not quite hot enough. I guess I just got over that and accepted it and moved on. I think it's one of those things you'll have to try for yourself.

One think for sure, if you choose a manual model of percolator, you have more control over the process than the automatic devices give. Some folks claim you can manually perk coffee that is less bitter while others say they perk it longer and even boil it since they like the bitter taste. I suppose it's all in what you get used to or maybe however your mama made it is how you like it. On that note, I recall going home with some schools chums back in grade school and eating supper a time or two with some of them. They always bragged up their mother's cooking but I usually didn't share their opinion and sometimes had trouble explaining why I didn't clean up my plate very well. Wink There's no accounting for taste.

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Post: #42
RE: New Coffee We Tried
French press is the way I like to brew coffee, but I never seem to take the time to do that, so I just use a filtered drip coffee maker most of the time.

A percolator (without a filter) leaves a bit more of the oils in the coffee so the aroma and taste is better than with drip coffee makers that use a paper filter. (assuming you use somewhat fresh ground coffee). But I think the French press is the best of the three, just takes a bit more cleaning time.

That's the opinion of someone who is a hard-core coffee junkie, but nowhere near an aficionado of taste and aroma like many of you bean fiends seem to be.

My coffee cup and coffee pot are just "drug delivery systems" to me.

Just give me the high-octane blend from Columbia. lots-o-coffee

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Post: #43
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We've had many different types of coffee appliances over the years including various types of drip, perk and plunger (French press). But since we got a Breville Oracle, there's no going back to coffee in a pot. The Oracle is a highly automated manual machine with built-in grinder / tamper, a portafilter like those used in cafe machines and an automatic steam wand. Every individual parameter can be dialled in to optimise your brew - grind coarseness, tamper pressure, water temperature, pre-infusion and infusion time (or volume), steam temperature and milk texture (plus a few more I've probably forgotten). Once you've got everything set to your liking you get a very consistent cup, time after time.

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We have the Keurig, drip, a french press and the perc. We keep the perc for hurricane power outages to use on a coleman stove. I like the french press but like SS we don't want to set it up at 5am. At that hour, I just want to push the Brew button and have coffee by the time I'm done feeding the animals and the dog is done with irrigating/fertilizing the lawn.



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(08-29-2015 04:53 PM)DariaVader Wrote:  
(08-28-2015 07:52 PM)AlanE Wrote:  I made a whole pot of hot water once... Dont-know

only once?

Actually I don't remember any other time but that doesn't mean I didn't Unsure



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I forgot the water once. Didn't hurt a thing.... except my feelings. Big Grin
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I use a Capresso machine with a Melita coffee filter using fresh-ground coffee (single-pass) into an insulated carafe. No reheating of coffee allowed. That burns it and changes its character, making it bitter. Serve coffee fresh, or toss it and start over.

Percolator machines are based on boiling water causing it to rise to the coffee grounds and gradually increase the concentration of coffee in the water as it heats up, then it continues to cook the coffee with a heating element. That's about as bad as it gets, and is right next to a Mr. Coffee that cooks the coffee on a hot plate. SurferDude, you need to up your game. Although "Madge" would be proud, no modern coffee maker works like this. All good coffee is drip-brewed so the water only passes through once.

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