Coffee is an integral part of my morning ritual. I can not start my day without a strong cup of coffee. However, it was not my routine a few years ago. I did not know how to use a stovetop coffee percolator at that time. And I am not exaggerating, but trust me when I say this that my life was incomplete.
I know some of you might be thinking, “I do not own this percolator thing and I still love coffee.” Well, let me tell you that your love for coffee will intensify once you drink a cup of coffee made with the help of a stovetop percolator.
Allow me to take you right into the world of coffee percolators and introduce a gadget that might be from your grandparents’ time.
What Is A Stovetop Coffee Percolator?
Little more than a Moka pot and kettle, the percolator allows the water to heat until the coffee blends completely. There is grounded coffee at the top, and a small chamber runs to the bottom of the pot. All this is enclosed in a kettle in which water is poured. This water is then run to the bottom chamber where it is heated.
The percolator filters the coffee beans gradually through the porous surface.
How To Use A Stovetop Coffee Percolator?
Now that you are somewhat familiar with this device. Let me teach you how to use an old fashioned coffee percolator. However, it’s not convenient to use an old-fashioned percolator rather than a modern electric coffee grinder. It is strikingly calmative to brew coffee like this.
My grandparents and parents still use this method. They are avid coffee drinkers as the taste of coffee made by this method is too strong.
Let’s have a glance at how to use a coffee percolator.
- Grind the coffee beans & add water perfectly matched with the number of coffee beans.
- Add the grounded beans in the percolator’s basket & heat the stove on medium temperature.
- Now you can hear the sound of sputtering & gurgling in the top chamber.
- After 10 minutes of percolation, remove the kettle from the stove and remove the ground immediately.
- Hurray! Coffee is ready. Add the fresh milk and enjoy a delicious cup of coffee.
Now, I think I have familiarized you with how to use a stovetop percolator. A Stovetop percolator is nothing but a unique kettle system for brewing coffee beans by percolation. I’m an avid lover of the over-extracted coffee made by this out-of-fashion percolator.
Use this old-fashioned percolator to make a strong coffee and sit back to enjoy it. Though it’s not much popular and consumes much time, you will surely fall in love with it after using it for the first time. Just remember that old methods are not so bad that we can’t use them. This percolator had ubiquitous priority in the past.
It grew out of fashion with the invention of newer, easier brewing coffee methods, but that doesn’t mean that it lost its charm. True coffee lovers still treasure this piece of art.
I urge you to try it, and I guarantee that you will love your strong & fantastic coffee.