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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 10-05-2012, 04:25 AM
 
Location: Michigan--good on the rocks
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Percolators do not *require* the water to boil in order to function. Stovetop versions typically do get boiled, though, because it can be hard to find that balance on a burner. Percolators will flow without boiling. That's why the electric ones are better. As I posted before, I use a press.
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Old 10-05-2012, 04:31 AM
 
Location: Volcano
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I don't think the brand matters much because it is very simple.
I've found the brand matters a lot. Bodum are uniformly well made, whether you are buying one for $17 or one for $100... AND you can get replacement glass carafes for them.

Cheap knockoffs do not work as well, and are just trash if you break the glass.

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I'd check at places like Ross or Tuesday Morning...You can pay $40 at Starbucks or $8 at Ross. You pick.
Here's a nice 4-cup Bodum at Starbucks for $16.99. That's cheap enough.

Black Crema Coffee Press by BodumĀ® 4 cup | StarbucksĀ® Store
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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If I could hear that gentle blip blip of the percolator in my grandmother's kitchen again, I'd love it. For everyday rushing around, I think the drip requires less attention.
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Fruita, CO
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I guess I just lucked out on my press. I don't remember which brand, but I bought mine at Tuesday morning like 10 years ago...maybe it is a good brand, don't really remember. It's still working great to this day. So, if I may correct myself, buy a good brand, but check places like Ross or Tuesday morning.
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Old 10-05-2012, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Volcano
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Percolators do not *require* the water to boil in order to function
Sure they do. It is the rising bubbles of steam from the boiling water that push the water up the center tube. As the Wikipedia article puts it:

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There are two basic types of percolator:

One which forces boiling water under pressure through the grounds into a separate chamber; and

One which continually cycles the boiling brew through the grounds using gravity until the required strength is reached.
The second type is how electric percolators work, and the fact that they keep pumping the same boiling brew through the same grounds over and over is why the oils that taste and smell good tend to get boiled away into the air, and the brew becomes "over-extracted" and bitter.

Coffee percolator - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 10-05-2012, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Parkville, MO
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This is what I use - a Clever Coffee Dripper. It's kind of a combination of a pour-over cone and french press!

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Old 10-05-2012, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Michigan--good on the rocks
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Sure they do. It is the rising bubbles of steam from the boiling water that push the water up the center tube. As the Wikipedia article puts it:



The second type is how electric percolators work, and the fact that they keep pumping the same boiling brew through the same grounds over and over is why the oils that taste and smell good tend to get boiled away into the air, and the brew becomes "over-extracted" and bitter.

Coffee percolator - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Water does not have to boil for steam to be released. Ever seen steam coming off a hot cup of (whatever) sitting at the table not boiling? Ever had steam in the shower, where I think it's safe to assume the water was not boiling? The transition temperature is not necessarily equal to the boiling temp.

I'm not arguing that a percolator is the best way to make coffee. It's too easy to boil it. I'm only pointing out that it is not necessary to boil the water for a percolator to work.
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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Exactly why I haven't bought a Krueger. I still have a Faberware percolater, but don't use it much.

You posted about a French Press. The Bodum Bistro is good,have had it for several years. Its nice for one cup. I still favor drip or percolator
It's called a KEURIG LOL
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Volcano
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It's called a KEURIG LOL
Now, now... Kreuger Presses are very popular around Halloween.
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Fruita, CO
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Now, now... Kreuger Presses are very popular around Halloween.
Haha!! Sounds scary!
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