A coffee percolator is a type of pot used to brew coffee. Coffee percolators have been long used and since old times have enjoyed great popularity. Recently, percolated coffee has been largely replaced by the French press, the drip brewer and espresso machines.
Coffee percolators work by boiling water going up through a central tube and filtering back down through a basket of ground coffee beans. It is preferably used when coffee is served at the table. Percolators are usually made of aluminum or stainless steel. There are three main types of coffee percolators electric, stovetop and microwave.
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Electric Coffee Percolators: The signal light indicates the infusion more precisely and gives a more consistent cup of coffee.
Stovetop Coffee Percolator: Need to be continuously watched carefully because they can over boil, which tends to release bitterness in the coffee.
Microwave Coffee Percolator: This is an effective way to make coffee in as it uses 42% less electricity than the coffee makers of similar size.
Types of Coffee Percolator There are two basic types of coffee percolators.
Pressure Type Coffee Percolator Works by forcing the boiling water under pressure through the grounds into a separate chamber. This perker is comprised of three sections:
The lower section where water is placed.
The mid section where raw coffee grounds are put.
The upper section where the resultant coffee is collected.
The resultant coffee can be very strong.
Gravity Type Coffee Percolator This maker constantly cycles the boiling brew through the grounds using gravity until the required strength is reached. It is comprised of three components:
A small chamber at the bottom filled is with water.
A vertical tube leading from the bottom chamber to the top of the pot.
A perforated chamber at the end of the tube filled with coarse ground coffee.
If the brewed coffee is left on high heat for too long, it will acquire a bitter taste