what to expect from percolator with my beans
we have an excellent breville bes870 barista express that i use a lot but i have decided to do things old fashion for bit and have ordered a 50's aluminium percolator, these are the reasons why i am interested in the percolator
they are solid and robust
they apparently make strong, intense coffee
apparently they smell good
great for camping
makes lots of coffee.
they look cool
i have a plunger, but somehow i prefer the idea of a percolator. the grind i have for it is aldi specially selected
ethiopian and columbian mix dark roast, it has a smooth velvety flavour
Never enjoyed percolator coffee but I suspect that's because I've never had one from a machine that's been kept clean. Clean is very important in coffee :-)
Originally Posted by ihateweakcoffee
Our home and camping coffee is all made in stovetop percolators, we are very happy with the quality of coffee they produce, strong shots, either add boiling water for black coffee or milk, similar volumes in cup of coffee to espresso. Like anything if you develop a process for making the coffee consistently I believe you will be very happy with the results. For us, quality of the grind has had the greatest impact on the quality of coffee produced, before when using a spice grinder it was difficult to avoid channeling and burning, so either use a decent grinder or buy pre ground, you can use quite a fine particle size with good results.
One more post and I can post photos, will put a vid of a brew this morning.
could probably try a slightly finer grind, and when the coffee starts to pour lower the heat more quickly so it doesn't boil from the heat on the side wall.