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View Poll Results: Which Type Of Coffee Maker Do You Prefer: DRIP OR PERCOLATED?
I Prefer Drip Coffee Makers. 59 57.84%
I Prefer Percolator Coffee Makers. 29 28.43%
I'm Not Sure Which I Prefer. 5 4.90%
I Have No Opinion. 9 8.82%
Voters: 102. You may not vote on this poll

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Old Today, 12:59 PM
Location: Outer Boroughs, NYC
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Bought a percolator, went back to a drip machine. Yes, percolators look nice and impart a nice coffee aroma into the air. That's why I bought one to try out, remembering my parents' 1960s percolator. The taste? Much harsher, less coffee flavor -- whether the beans/grounds are "spicy" or "mellow" or "chocolately," percolated coffee has an all-around junky, sludgy taste. Percolators are the reason for that old saying: "Coffee doesn't taste anywhere near as good as it smells." Percs' only advantage: they take less coffee to reach the same strength if you like your coffee strong, as I do. Solution: Add slightly more coffee with a drip maker. Percolated coffee has a funky, messy taste -- much like the coffee made at a senior center or yard sale: inferior. Some people like that, others don't. My percolator sits unused on the shelf.
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