When I was a college student, coffee was my stimulant of choice. I spent many a night right beside my electric percolator, carefully measuring water and ground beans to insure only best cuppa joe.
Now that I am a busy working woman, I use ADM (Automatic Drip method). Though more efficient than old trusty percolator, there is something missing, something that only can be found in those percolated cups of yore.
There is a certain richness that only a percolator can provide. Let's briefly explore method that each uses to illustrate this point.
According to website Fantes.com, "the Percolator is one of most familiar methods of brewing coffee. It works by filtering boiling water through coffee grounds over and over. Many people still enjoy this old favorite, especially when it is used with very mild coffees."
There are three types of percolators, Stovetop, Electric and Cordless Electric. There is a drawback to using a stove top percolator. If not carefully attended to, there is tendency toward bitterness from "prolonged overboiling."
ADM's work by simply dripping a stream of water over filtered grounds so that coffee "leaches" through and into pot below. The drawback here is that you can use too little or two much of either coffee or water making either enought bite to put hair on your chest or not enough of a bite to sprout peach fuzz.
Once gaining expertise in use of either one, however, and drawbacks disappear. Your hooked on one or other and search world over for machine that will give you best cuppa joe you can get outside walls of Dunkin Donuts.