Coleman 12 Cup Coffee Percolator Review

A few percolators in the marketplace now bridge the gap between the stovetop and the campfire in terms of style and function. The Coleman 12 Cup Coffee Percolator is one of them. How is it made up? For the listed price, one might think the Coleman 12 Cup Coffee Percolator is made of aluminium or a cheaper alloy. Thankfully it’s not since aluminium causes all sorts of health risks, including Alzheimer's. At least Coleman got that right when they used heavy grade steel as the primary read more..

Texsport Enamel 12 Cup Percolator Review

As I've said before, there’s nothing like leaving the city for two free weeks of camping, only to realize once you've set up the tent that you forgot the coffee pot. Especially when three other couples are involved and they all know you agreed to bring it. So when this happened to us last summer, the wife and I made the mutual decision to fund the group’s coffee habit by driving ten miles each morning into the city limits for Starbuck’s. That was, of course, until a brilliant read more..

Farberware FCP240 Stainless Percolator Review

The Farberware FCP240 Stainless Percolator is an adorable, tiny machine that works wonders for brewing great tasting coffee. If you’re familiar at all with the brand name, you already know it stands for quality. But you might be unaware of how that translates to perked coffee. I’m a big perked coffee buff. We have two other machines at home; one daily and a travel pot. But I’m considering getting this one now, too. Why? Because it makes great coffee for smaller purposes. The read more..

Differences Between Percolated and Drip Coffee

The popularity for the percolator has been waning for some time now. Many people have turned to drip coffee makers to get a more flavorsome cup, claiming that flavor is sacrificed with a percolator. Is this opinion justified and what actually is the difference between percolated and drip coffee? It's a controversial subject in coffee circles. A quick trawl of the internet will find proponents for percolators arguing passionately against drip coffee champions. Percolated Coffee A read more..

Stansport Black Granite 12 Cup Percolator Coffee Pot Review

I think the Stansport Black Granite 12 Cup Percolator Coffee Pot is a great mid-range percolator for the budding or experienced outdoorsman. To let you know why I think this is the case I will have to relate to you a little of my personal experience. A few years ago I started yearning to relive my boyhood days of camping outdoors again. There’s something about the great outdoors: the fresh air and the smell of the forest that is almost primal that you can’t replicate in modern read more..

One All PK008 8-Cup Stovetop Glass Percolator Review

There is nothing like real, percolated coffee; the richness, the color, the strength. And at its current price point, the One All PK008 is a real steal. The style is similar to older model stovetop percolators, so it’s a nice retro addition to any kitchen without going too far. It only weighs two pounds and comes with a cute metal disc to heat up on a coil burner stove top, so be sure to take that out of the pot before brewing. It shouldn't affect the brewing cycle, but it might cause some read more..

How to Use a Percolator on the Stove

Are you an old school coffee drinker? Then it pays to know how to use a percolator on a stove. Although they are old-fashioned, percolators are what were used to deliver our much-loved coffee to the table before the innovation of electric cookers. Although the stovetop percolator is a little out of date it produces some of the best tasting coffee out there – certainly on a par (usually better) with anything the modern machine might make. The main advantage of using a stovetop read more..

What is the Best Coffee Grind for Percolators?

Gauging the best type of coffee grind for a percolator isn't as widely known now. This is because of an all important reason. Percolators are becoming rarer these days. They have largely been replaced en masse with automatic coffee makers or drip coffee makers that help speed up rushed mornings for hurried commuters by offering pre-programmed options. But the percolator used to be the gold standard in coffee-making, brewing a rich, full-bodied coffee compared to drip read more..

How Does a Coffee Percolator Work?

How does a coffee percolator actually work? Before one can answer this question, it is necessary to first know what a percolator actually is. A percolator can be defined as a pot that is used for brewing coffee by repeatedly cycling near-boiling water through coffee grounds until a desirable coffee beverage strength is achieved. The main advantage of brewing coffee using percolators is that they normally expose the coffee ground to temperatures that are higher compared to other brewing read more..