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How To Make Coffee in a Percolator


A percolator is not the best way to brew coffee, because you should never use boiling water. But sometimes this method can be handy.
Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: 5 minutes

Here's How:

  1. Fill urn with water for the number of cups of coffee you want.
  2. Place coffee grounds in the basket. 1 tbs per cup of water.
  3. Fit basket into the urn and place on stovetop.
  4. Heat the water to boiling.
  5. The boiling water will be forced up through the coffee grounds and the brewed coffee will accumulate in the urn
  6. Watch the coffee bubble up through the glass dome to measure how dark (strong) it's getting.
  7. Brewing should take about 5 minutes.
  8. Remove the filter basket with the used grounds and pour.


  1. Using a percolator is not an ideal method for making coffee.
  2. Works well over a campfire.
  3. Use coarsely ground coffee.

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