Whether it’s the taste, the method, the consistency, or the temperature, any proud owner of a percolator has probably heard these common criticisms about their favorite coffee maker.Tessa Newell Coletti Coffee
Here are the six misconceptions:
- The Brew is Too Flavorful
- Some Find the Brew Too Hot
- Percolated Coffee is Too Watered Down
- Drip Coffee is Just Better
- You Can’t Bring Coffee Camping
- It Takes Too Long
My first experience only confirms item number six. However, I’ve never perked a pot before so I spent a lot of time watching and waiting.
Apparently the best “perk” rate is one “perk” every five seconds and only for four to seven minutes. I discovered that once the pot (mine anyway) is bubbling away lowering the flame on the stove to near nothing has little effect for several minutes.
I did manage to get a reasonable pot of coffee made and enjoyed a bit of breakfast!