Summary: We prefer percolator coffee for routine daily coffee (French press and expresso at other times). We have owned several brands. My brother is an extreme coffee aficiando. We use many different types of beans and this percolator has been good with all of them, some really yummy (like Sumatra). We are very happy with this percolator and it is best we have had. Especially good is that it does not burn the coffee. PS important to use filter with percolators for smoothness.
You'll need to experiment to get the right blend of coffee & grind.
24 June 2013
Summary: We are still experimenting with the coffee maker. A lot of blogs said to use a coarse grind but that does not work at all for us (coffee came out like colored water). Then we used a very fine grind, which was too much, so each time we are adjusting. Right now, we are using a grind that is a little finer than what you would use for a paper filter drip & trying different coffee blends. The pot itself is beautiful and I love the way it pours and cleans up.
Summary: Bought this percolator to take the place of my coffee maker. The coffee maker just didn't keep coffee hot enough and got bitter over time. This percolator is great. Coffee is delicious and never gets bitter. Also bought one for my mother's birthday and she love's it. Got rid of old coffee maker.
A great little pot to make a smooth and robust cup of coffee!
25 March 2013
Summary: After my old and trusty Farberware 4 cup percolator died, I was forced to use an auto-drip maker for six months...now after just the first cup I am having wonderfully robust, yet smooth cup of coffee that I have been missing! Easy to use and clean up. You can make up to six cups of hot and delicious coffee in just a few minutes!I honestly think this pot is my coffee cup's dream come true! I can say it is just as good as my Farberware, and that is certainly saying a lot!
Summary: These are hard to come by nowadays and the price has doubled. I totally enjoy perked coffee because it has a hardier flavor. The heating element was going out on my old pot so was very happy to pay the price for a new one. I love it!