When it comes to coffee, each person has their own preferences in terms of strength, sweetness, extra flavor, and aroma. However, all coffee-lovers enjoy fast and simple preparation. Nowadays, coffee drinkers are devoted to drip brewers and pour-over systems that make their beverage ready within a minute. Some Millennials are even certain that stovetop percolators make the worst coffee. These three reasons are usually enough to discourage the majority of people to even try using a percolator. But, ask any coffee aficionado, and they will readily swear that once you acquire the necessary brewing skills, no machine will be a match for the taste and richness of stovetop prepared coffee.
Vintage Percolator Instructions
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How to Use a Corning Ware Coffee Percolator
Once a staple kitchen item in many homes, the vintage Corning Ware percolator is staging a comeback. There are two types: stovetop and electric. Both are easy to use and make a bold cup of coffee.
Percolators are stove top or electric coffeemakers with a coffee basket and stem in the middle of the pot that allow water to perk or flow over the coffee in the basket. Vintage percolators made a consistent cup of coffee quickly, but the stove top version required watching to make sure the coffee didn't boil over. Once automatic drip coffeemakers became widely available in the 's, percolators fell out of use and many ended up in basements or yard sales. In , farmer Hanson Goodrich received a patent for the first percolator, a big improvement over large, cumbersome vacuum coffee makers or "cowboy coffee" or coffee grounds boiled in a pot.