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View Poll Results: Which Type Of Coffee Maker Do You Prefer: DRIP OR PERCOLATED?
I Prefer Drip Coffee Makers. 69 58.97%
I Prefer Percolator Coffee Makers. 32 27.35%
I'm Not Sure Which I Prefer. 6 5.13%
I Have No Opinion. 10 8.55%
Voters: 117. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-17-2018, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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Between those two, percolator.

Of late, I've been getting the best coffee out of a pourover.

Automatic drip is bottom of the barrel, for me. It typically does not brew the coffee at the right temp, or keep it at optimal temp.
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Old 10-11-2018, 06:39 PM
 
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I remember when I was a child my parents only drank Percolated Coffee; the aroma would fill the entire house, enticing me to get up early and it had a robust flavor.

As the years went by most everyone has switched to the Drip Coffee method; which appears to be more convenient and some people say tastes less bitter.

However after buying my upteenth Drip Coffee maker I have had it. Usually within in less than a year; they leak and or the heating element burns out.

I decided to try a Percolator once again, but could not find one in a store. I searched online and finally found what appeared to be a good model at a reasonable price.

WHAT A DIFFERENCE!!!!! The Drip method produces a rather light colored and weak cup of coffee. The Percolator method produced a dark and flavorful cup....I'm just thrilled....it's like discovering coffee all over again...just delicious.

I do not find the coffee bitter at all and think that Percolated coffee is far superior to Drip coffee. Plus we just cut a little hole in a regular coffee filter to keep grounds out of the brew and facilitate cleaning.

Anyone else had it with Drip coffee makers breaking so fast and producing a rather bland brew????? I have and realize....sometimes the "old ways" of doing things are better than the "new ways". Also the coffee stays hotter much longer when percolated and takes the same amount of time to brew. Let me add...buy a stainless steel Percolator coffee maker, so there are no metallic tastes within the coffee.

Drip brew - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Coffee percolator - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I drink espresso and have the simple Bialetti stove top espresso maker. I find more authentic and delicious than the espresso on those pods machines like the DeLonghi or Nespresso
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Old 10-11-2018, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Just bought a new stainless steel percolator.

First morning, first cup today.
Wonderful aroma... very hot, rich, flavorful using Starbucks Sumatra. Used a paper filter to change errant coffee grounds.
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Old 10-12-2018, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Bloomington IN
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Husband surprised me this week with a Smart coffee maker. It's long been my wish to start my coffee while I'm still in bed or at least before I get downstairs to start the pot in the morning. Today was the first day using it. It's going to be a bit of a learning curve to get the water/grounds/temperature ratio just right. I already love the stainless steel carafe: four hours later and the last of the coffee is still hot.

Setting the timer on the old coffee maker doesn't work with my lifestyle. I wake up at different times daily with no set schedule. The only time I can accurately predict when I want my coffee is if I have a morning meeting scheduled. Even then I often wake up earlier.

This is the pot: Behmor – Passion for All Things Coffee
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Old 10-12-2018, 11:46 AM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Been using coffee percolators for over 30 years, and had tried other various coffee machines.
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Old 10-13-2018, 10:08 AM
 
Location: NYC
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Percolator coffee makes superior brew tastes. Almost all coffee shops that serve percolator coffee gets good reviews over drip. But, if you don't clean the percolator often it leaves an after taste.
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Old 10-13-2018, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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I had a very similar percolator to this in the early seventies, i don’t know if I bought it, or if it was a wedding gift. I remember people saying that I made good coffee when I used it, though. I think I ultimately broke it, and moved on. I think we bought a Mr. Coffee fairly soon after they came out, and we’ve used these kind of machines ever since. The best ones have been from Cuisinart.

I cannot say that I prefer perked coffee. I really do like coffee that has been dripped over grounds or pressed. But we drink too much for those methods to be feasible for us. A drip machine works well for us.
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Old 10-13-2018, 11:50 PM
 
Location: So. of Rosarito, Baja, Mexico
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I bought a drip coffee maker a while back. Taste was so so until I would pour two cups of the completed coffee back over the grounds and
coffee tasted stronger.
Also noticed that the 2nd cup tasted better after sitting a while in the maker...like being Aged.

Last edited by Steve Bagu; 10-14-2018 at 12:01 AM.. Reason: Add info
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Old 02-04-2019, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic east coast
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We use the most basic Mr. Coffee-type machine with a gold mesh filter...works fine, makes a good cup of coffee. No bells or whistles, no little K cups to throw away...
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Old 02-06-2019, 06:05 AM
 
Location: SE Florida
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French Press.
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