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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 09-30-2010, 11:11 PM
 
Location: Alabama
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I use instant coffee, because I don't have to hassle with cleaning anything and it saves me space.
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Old 10-01-2010, 03:07 AM
 
Location: Yellow cottage, green doors.
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^^^I agree with Tulips^^^ My Folgers instant is good...(and I put honey in it).
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Old 10-01-2010, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Scott County, IA
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Both perc and drip taste fine to me. The only person I know who still uses a perc is my grandma, and it is good; you do have to watch out for grounds a bit more than drip.
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Old 10-02-2010, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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I too like instant coffee....over drip coffee....but after giving percolated coffee a new try....I think percololated coffee is well worth the extra work(relative to instant) and it is no more work and/or clean up than drip coffee, when you use a paper filter in the basket.
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Old 10-02-2010, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Cody, WY
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I use a vacuum pot that my parents received as a wedding present in 1937. Nothing else remotely compares.

There is no question that coffee brewed in a percolator smells the best, particularly when accompanied by the aroma of frying bacon. But I can't quite bring myself to brew coffee and then toss it.
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Old 10-02-2010, 05:28 PM
 
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I used to have a vacuum pot. That made some great coffee. The water is force up to the top where the coffee is then as the bottom cools down, the coffee sans grounds is sucked back down through a filter. Restaurants used to use these.
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Old 10-02-2010, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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I have an automatic drip machine for larger batches, but for making a cup or two on the average morning, I prefer my small french press.

I have a sentimental spot in my heart for percolators...reminds me of fellowship time after the church service in my old-school, country Lutheran church growing up...they had the big, round, stainless steel industrial percolators with the spigots. Don't mess with Lutherans and their coffee hour.
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Old 10-02-2010, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Declezville, CA
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Don't mess with Lutherans and their coffee hour.
I hope the Lutherans made better coffee in those prison percolators (that's what we called them in the fire dept) than the Methodists at my church did.
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Old 10-02-2010, 08:39 PM
 
Location: California
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I have an old perc and absolutely love it. The secret is once in awhile you need to clean it with salt, lemon and ice cubes (just like they do in most coffee shops) to really 'clean it up'. Its great and if this one ever finally dies, Id get another.
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Old 10-03-2010, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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I have an old perc and absolutely love it. The secret is once in awhile you need to clean it with salt, lemon and ice cubes (just like they do in most coffee shops) to really 'clean it up'. Its great and if this one ever finally dies, Id get another.
Thanx for the cleaning tips and I agree a percolator's longevity and dependability are very difficult to beat..
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