Robert B. wrote:
juice wrote: Stovetop percolator coffee reminds me of going to my grandfather's house as a kid.
Percolators are awesome! No better way to brew!
Taste is subjective, but from a coffee science standpoint, percolators totally suck.
Seriously, it's about the worst thing you can do to coffee. You're running the same boiling water through the grounds over and over and over until you're left with something that resembles coffee the way a strip mall resembles the Taj Mahal.
The percolator's detriments are too many to list, but they include horribly high temperatures, terrifying brewing time, hideous extraction rates and utter damnation of flavor.
If you want to send your beans to Hell, put them in a percolator.