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View Poll Results: Which Type Of Coffee Maker Do You Prefer: DRIP OR PERCOLATED?
I Prefer Drip Coffee Makers. 67 59.29%
I Prefer Percolator Coffee Makers. 31 27.43%
I'm Not Sure Which I Prefer. 5 4.42%
I Have No Opinion. 10 8.85%
Voters: 113. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-24-2010, 11:51 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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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

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Old 09-25-2010, 12:37 AM
 
Location: Declezville, CA
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I use a Bunn drip machine, but I have NO problem with percolated coffee from someone who knows how to make it. One of those who does is my sister. She makes excellent perc coffee in an old graniteware pot like the one in the pic.

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Old 09-25-2010, 12:40 AM
 
Location: Declezville, CA
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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.
Buy a Bunn.
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Old 09-25-2010, 05:44 AM
 
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I'm a Drip! Melita drip to be exact.
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Old 09-25-2010, 08:28 AM
 
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I have recently discovered old time vacumm pots - excellent coffee! But it is more of a hassle to make and clean. I am actually using an old Sunbeam from the 1930's that still works perfectly!

Second choice is Melitta drip pot with cone shape filter.
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Old 09-25-2010, 09:45 AM
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We actually use a French Press.

But I will take drip over percolator.

I'd love to try the vacuum type. I've read about them, But if it's a hassle, then I'll stay away..
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Old 09-25-2010, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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I use a Bunn drip machine, but I have NO problem with percolated coffee from someone who knows how to make it. One of those who does is my sister. She makes excellent perc coffee in an old graniteware pot like the one in the pic.
I love those old porcelean coffee makers when camping outdoors.
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Old 09-25-2010, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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We actually use a French Press.

But I will take drip over percolator.

I'd love to try the vacuum type. I've read about them, But if it's a hassle, then I'll stay away..
I have heard of the vacuum coffee making process; but have very little information about that method. Here's a link>>>>>

Vacuum Coffee Pots:* Physics

Now I know.....LOL...... I'll stick with perked..
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Old 09-25-2010, 03:51 PM
 
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I have a Cuisinart. I bought it because I was tired of broken carafes. This one has a thermal steel carafe. I also use a french press, which I think makes the best tasting coffee. I also have a backup enameled steel percolator to use on the propane stove in case the power goes out.
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Old 09-25-2010, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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Drip. I've never personally used a percolator but my daughter informed me recently that she can't stand them.

Her paternal grandma and that grandma's sisters all use percolators.
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