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Old 12-19-2008, 08:18 PM
 
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If you take along a thermos, you can brew up some coffee the night before, and have coffee ready without even getting out of bed.
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Old 12-19-2008, 11:32 PM
 
Location: So. of Rosarito, Baja, Mexico
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Worked in the grocery trade for 23 yrs. In my business I had to visit this one mkt every three months. They always had a coffee pot going in the meat dept. Always had a cup with the owner and asked him what kind of coffee they used from the store shelf. Cannot recall the brand but do recall him saying that the butchers never washed the pot but only rinsed it out for a fresh pot because it was always cold in the back cutting room. Thus my answer regarding the rinsing part. My wife drank a lot of coffee and had her do the same thing. Steve
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Old 12-20-2008, 08:23 AM
 
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Thanks to everyone for the advice

My dad taught me to only occasionally clean my coffepot with a water/vingar mix.
Otherwise I am a rinser too.

I appreciate the alternative advice about bringing a little drip maker, but I am feeling up for the challenge of the percolator and we'll see what happens.
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Old 12-20-2008, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Finally made it to Florida and lovin' every minute!
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Good luck, cdc. I'm sure that, should you follow the good advice you've been given here, you'll have yourself some wonderful coffee. Just keep that little dripper in mind just in case....

Happy Holidays!
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Old 12-20-2008, 03:40 PM
 
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You do not need to spend $20.00 for a good coffee pot or even $10.00. I have a nice supply of electric peculators which I have purchased all for under $3.00 each. Shop your local second hand, Goodwill, Salvation Army store. People get those drippy things and throw away their perfectly good peculators.
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Old 12-21-2008, 01:20 AM
 
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I have one and its the only type I'll ever buy/use. Its pretty simple, almost similar to a plastic coffeemaker. Filter, measure out the coffee and water, when youre ready, plug it in...or set the timer if you have one.
Somewhere in my storage I even have one of those real old fashioned aluminum ones you do over the stove, and have used it lots of times!
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Old 12-21-2008, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Worked in the grocery trade for 23 yrs. In my business I had to visit this one mkt every three months. They always had a coffee pot going in the meat dept. Always had a cup with the owner and asked him what kind of coffee they used from the store shelf. Cannot recall the brand but do recall him saying that the butchers never washed the pot but only rinsed it out for a fresh pot because it was always cold in the back cutting room. Thus my answer regarding the rinsing part. My wife drank a lot of coffee and had her do the same thing. Steve
My husband tried to get me to stop washing the coffee pot. He told me that when he was in the Army, the coffee in the team room was the best and they just rinsed. I reminded him that Army guys do stuff like make soup in sweaty helmets. I'll bet that's tasty too.
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Old 12-21-2008, 11:28 AM
 
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Yikes! A clean machine makes all the difference. Havent tried that 'soup-in-a-helmet' recently, guess thats a new one!
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Old 12-21-2008, 12:04 PM
 
Location: So. of Rosarito, Baja, Mexico
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Hmmmmmm...took a bath from my steel helmet...soup in one?...never heard or saw that one during my 5 yrs of service.
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Old 12-21-2008, 12:55 PM
 
Location: USA
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if its weak coffee a teaspoon a cup is pretty good guess. If its strong, like Illy, i would recommend half. But percolator's make some of the best coffee.
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