Coffee Percolators: An Explanation and Roast

Opublikowany 17 kwi 2020
Do you like your coffee to have a little kick? Then try a percolator! It's like tasting a shoe!
Seriously. Why are these still a thing? I don't know but let's talk about them!
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Komentarze

  • Well. I'm sure publicly expressing an opinion about coffee will be one of the least regrettable things I've done! Note: *American percolators are not Moka pots* so please rest assured this isn't about those

    • Most people here are saying "try this cafe" "try that coffe", I will say: try TEA. Ceylon. Black. Pekoe. Probably brewed strong and with a little splash of milk. It will blow your mind, seriously. It tastes great, has lots of caffeine that works completely different than in coffee, gives no headache, anxiety or whatever, no grind required, never goes "stale" (or whatever those coffee hipsters say), can be brewed in anything - even in the soup plate, 5 mins - it's ready. You only need kettle, fresh water and tealeaves! (Or teabags, but I don't suggest)

    • @K.o.R i actually prefer light cream. Because thats what dunkin uses

    • I was about to get so boomer triggered till i saw this comment and watched the video. Drip coffee is the worst thing ever and should be banned (coming from a libertarian 😂 ). you need pressure. Might be a euro thing that we call moka pots the same name

    • You're dead to me after this not liking coffee the way I like it

    • So Moka pots are the Italian ones, right?

  • Ever heard of a Bialetti? Stay in your lane tech boy...

  • "It's smelly dirt-water to my tastes."

  • Twelve minutes later....

  • I already lost interest in them the moment you said there is grounds in the brewd coffee :/ I cant stand them at all. Seems like extra work for lesser quality coffee.

  • Man idk how you people drink coffee. It's so bitter. I can only drink coffee with like 7 sugar packets xD

  • You missed a chance to bring in the classic metal stove top espresso machine.

  • very nice Tower Of Terror reference ;)

  • Someone decided to send me 2 top pieces percolator

  • Coffee is enjoyed black, heretic

  • These. Look. So. Cool.

  • Can I just say ... I love it that the smart-assery is 5 of 5 stars!

  • Genuinely curious - does anyone in America use espresso machines? As in, grind your beans, tamper them into a portafilter and run hot water through it at high pressure? I've been using a semi-automatic machine at home (2 cup portafilter with metered shot buttons) and it's considerably better than anything else I've ever tried. I can't get my head around why people drink drip coffee if espresso machines are available.. Actually, Alec - would love to see you do an episode on an espresso machine and how the single/dual boilers work. It's pretty interesting!

  • I am here watching this with my instant coffee and hot water and good old stirring...

  • There’s a fish..... in the percolator!

  • Best video on the interwebs

  • Sorry to be that "in Europe we've been doing things better for years" guy, but: Espresso

  • That chemical smell probably is the chemicals that the company lines the container with that got extracted during the brewing process

  • How about you quit worrying about shit you can't control in other countries and you bring to light how Amazon fucked over Whole Foods when they bought them out

  • Wonder how a fish could get inside it

  • I prefer my 1930s percolator. I like strong coffee

  • Love to see video about espresso machine maybe

  • So I thought this was funny and educational. Thanks

  • The smell of percolator "puke" brings back memories. I bought a camp percolator a few years back. Used it a few times and switched to just adding grounds to my ss mug. Edit: Can't use glass on a fire. Tends to explode.

  • just use a moka pot as someone who Loves coffee and envoy's all Brew methods (Espresso.Turkish.V60.Moka.French) and i mean all !!! those percolators are abominations of Creation

  • It could also be a bad batch of coffee beans, my mom is very particular about her coffee and the beans and once in a while it would be a bad batch of beans with a" tinnie" yes as in the metal smell to it.

  • I have a percolator for making coffee with the campstove when the power goes out (its not too often, but we are rural enough there is a chance it stays out for quite a while) A couple of tricks I've learned with it is you dial the heat back immediately after the thermosiphon starts. You have to apply just enough heat to keep the siphon going, and I find this means the gas stove is almost off. Percolation doesn't take long. 2.5 to 5 minutes is usually all it takes for it to be ready. And finally, I do find modifying a paper filter to fit the basket helps with the grits and other nasties.

  • There is nothing worse than the smell of burnt coffee..... well maybe the taste, it's pretty close..

  • I really enjoyed that advert!

  • I always liked percolator coffee since I first got it in my mid twenties. A few years later I started cooking my coffee "cowboy style" because the pot was faster to wash, and have been having it that way since (measure water, boil, add grounds, stir and let it clear). Better than filtered if you ask me...

  • now do one with the italian moka pots

  • toomanysmallkitchenappliances,com 80% coffee gadgets 20% everything else

  • I guess I’m the only one that likes my percolated coffee. My Mr. coffee did not make a good pot and my espresso maker makes awful coffee

  • i got my mom a french press. she told me about how percolators are the best coffee makers and i should have gotten her that instead

  • 6:30 I almost died. The shot a second before had coffee beans in the basket and my brain didn’t want to admit this was a different shot 🤣

  • What if you put the percolator in a vacuum so it boils faster without burning the coffee? Eh? EH?

  • For just $30 you could get an Aeropress. I know it's just one more kitchen device (it's not really an appliace =), but it really is great.

  • Now I understand why the coffee from my percolator tastes so bad. Thanks.

  • >perk coffee tastes like shoe >"yes, I love my coffee with creamer and sugar" How can you taste if it's bad or not through tons of sugar and cream? Even the worst coffee can be masked with dairy and/or sugars

  • I will never understand why more people don’t brew their coffee this way; it’s quite simply the most robust and flavorful way of making hot brown that is just as quick, give or take a few minutes!

  • percocets, molly percocets

  • Regarding the smell: maybe they need cleaning? Maybe the tubes were not cleaned in the inside and mold grew there? Is such gadgets we supposed to rinse them in some chemical detergent once in a while.

  • Lava lamps are cool af

  • Vending machine coffee: At work, they had a machine that made drip coffee. Wasn't too horrible, TBT.

  • The kitchen stove upstairs. Does that mean you're recording in th basement -- of your parents' place? 🤣

  • Have you looked at the other big one at the same time ? The Kona? Wonderful unit. Bob England

  • Very interesting! We (my friends) back in the day loved these electric percolators? Bob England

  • It's not very coffee coffee

  • After watching this I'm even more satisfied that I don't drink coffee.

  • Very interesting content a bit long tho.

  • I think they went to the engineers around 1952 and said we want you to design a machine to make the worst, most over extracted, acidic coffee possible so that we can launch Starbucks in 1971 and make BILLIONS,

  • The filter of the drip machines also filter out some of the oils that you're probably not used to tasting.

    • Okay, but is that considered a good thing, or a bad thing? When Mr. Coffee was invented, did long-time coffee drinkers think it was the greatest thing in the world, or did most people think it produced terrible-tasting coffee? Thus far, the few comments I've seen from those who grew up with percolators seem to only like them for the nostalgia, but have little to say about actual quality. (Mr. Coffee was invented during my lifetime, but way before I started drinking coffee.)

  • Who else uses a kettle

  • Coffee Two Stroke Engine

  • it's time for the percolator. it's time for the percolator. it's time for the percolator. it's time for the percolator. it's time for the percolator. it's time for the percolator. it's time for the percolator. it's time for the percolator. it's time for the percolator. it's time for the percolator. it's time for the percolator. it's time for the percolator. it's time for the percolator. it's time for the percolator. it's time for the percolator. it's time for the percolator. it's time for the percolator. it's time for the percolator. it's time for the percolator. it's time for the percolator. it's time for the percolator. it's time for the percolator. it's time for the percolator. it's time for the percolator. it's time for the percolator. it's time for the percolator. it's time for the percolator. it's time for the percolator. it's time for the percolator. it's time for the percolator. it's time for the percolator. it's time for the percolator. it's time for the percolator. it's time for the percolator. it's time for the percolator. it's time for the percolator.

  • 4:37

  • why the fuck do you have half a dozen coffee makers?!

  • 12 grams each morning? Great camera work at 7:06

  • They use them at AA meetings. Or so I hear 😁

  • I spent a few years during college drinking out of a 50's era percolator, swearing up and down that it produced better tasting coffee. I still remember the day I finally admitted to myself that it didn't, and I had been blinded by the retro charm and joy of watching coffee fountain up into the glass dome.

  • i dont even drink coffee why have i watched this video like 5 times

  • Yeah, you're just a youngster who has never known anything but drip coffee. If you ask people of a certain age, however, who grew up on percolated coffee, they'll tell you (most of the time) that when drip coffee was introduced, they immediately thought it was better and their percolators were trashed instantly.

  • A new perk pot takes a few pots to season.....

  • Thoose guys with coffee Im so glad i am not into this at all

  • If like to make a friendly and helpful suggestion. $250 will buy you a basic espresso machine. The taste is so much better than any percolator.

  • I find drip machines make slightly brown dish water that doesn't taste of anything. I'm a french press with five heaped teaspoons kind of guy, or my bialetti

  • I didn’t expect to laugh so hard at the sponsor video loo

  • When you say "it's worse than vending machine coffee" well you'd be surprised, in france many vending machines actually grind the beans and percolate the coffee on the go :p

    • What? They do moka pot extraction by a vending machine?

  • how does this compare to moka pot?

  • Arabicadabra ha 😆

  • I always just assumed pressed coffee was the normal way to make it

  • now i feel like im missing out not knowing what kind of coffee you drink, quit holding out!

  • KEEP PLAYING THE BLOOPERS, THEY ARE FUNNY AND I GET TO READ THE CREDITS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • I second his point on coffee temperature! If your coffee isn't still tasty when it's lukewarm even, it was never good coffee in the first place.

  • Giù should definitely do a video about Italian moka

  • Hot brown.

  • I like your style and content. Keep doing you :)

  • I just realized how much of hassle I avoided due to the fact, that I simply don't like coffee. I'm so sorry for all the coffee drinkers...

  • 16:10 if you put cream in your coffee , you might as well be a woman

    • @Hellene_On_Caffeine If it's some cheap, dark roasted, unsalvageable supermarket blend where the only thing I can extract out of it is bitter brown water and all I'm looking for is the caffeine boost, then you bet your ass I'm adding sugar, milk, cream or anything else that will make it go down easy. Coffee isn't supposed to be unpleasant to drink. If that's what you're doing out of masculine insecurity, that only makes you more pitiful., I bet you, if I put sugar on it you will swallow too. lmao since you are willing to drink swill

    • Hope you're joking lmao. Look at mr manly man over here. Making things less enjoyable for himself cause doing things that make you happy is for women I guess. Personally, whether or not I put sugar in my coffee depends solely on the coffee. If it's more expensive, single origin, freshly and lightly roasted by my local roaster I'm drinking it black. In that case, adding anything extra to the coffee basically ruins all the complex flavours the roaster tries to get into your cup. Usually a mix of pleasant acidity, sweetness and just a tiny bit of bitterness if you're brewing properly. If it's some cheap, dark roasted, unsalvageable supermarket blend where the only thing I can extract out of it is bitter brown water and all I'm looking for is the caffeine boost, then you bet your ass I'm adding sugar, milk, cream or anything else that will make it go down easy. Coffee isn't supposed to be unpleasant to drink. If that's what you're doing out of masculine insecurity, that only makes you more pitiful.

  • Geeeeezz.. 5 minutes in and he still hasn't explained what a percolator is. It's in the title :/

  • Hilarious! Love your videos. I find that grinding the beans just before brewing also helps make a better cup of coffee. Also don't forget to use filtered water to remove any off flavors that might be in your city water.

  • "we call these people masochists" - dude, you crack me up.

  • When I worked at McDonald’s we watched a video on like what we were supposed to do for our job or whatever and it said in the video that every 30 minutes you’re supposed to make a new cup of coffee so when I was working I would do that whenever I would notice the time on the thing was older than 30 minutes and nobody else did it and even at 14 years old i did not like burnt coffee and I understood that it was burnt it wasn’t that it was a bad brand of coffee or anything it was just burnt because it was sitting on the thing too long so since I worked a lot of morning shifts like 4 to 8 shifts and I really expected that the people that came in early in the morning didn’t want to have burnt coffee and ruin their day at the beginning but you know F me for caring about people

  • MASA kiss works too if I’m even allowed to write it

  • 👏 yass!!! 👏 burnt 👏 coffee 👏 IS 👏 BAD 👏

  • I really don’t want to come across as some weird elitist person so let me get this out of the way: I really don’t care how you like your coffee, you do you, just drink it how you enjoy it. That said, the difference between drinking coffee black and drinking it with anything added in is night and day. Predictably, ones perception of a coffee’s quality changes significantly. For instance, there is plenty of coffee that tastes great with creamer and sugar, and absolutely terrible without it. Just food for thought, it could be the reverse with the taste test here. A coffee that would not ordinarily taste good black may end up tasting far worse than it should if made by this method. So, if I had to take a guess, the people who like coffee made in a percolator probably prefer very dark coffee, taken black. Coffee is complicated, and so is everyone’s preferences.

  • Percotubes Molly percotubes

  • HOT BROWN

  • Do a stove-top vs electric moka pots video!

  • You drinking it with milk and sugar you aren’t qualified to judge coffee based on that.

  • T.M.S.K.A = my kitchen, literally

  • Lolz that sponsor

  • why don't you show us your coffee ritual?

  • I had a 60 cup electric percolator that I used exclusively for hot water for tea and hot cocoa. Worked great for that, but I'll stick to the drip coffee too for my coffee. :3

  • Tasting left, then right, you discovered the relativity, congratulations :-). I return to my Bialetti, I’m italian 😜

  • "We call the people masochists"

  • Finally: a thorough understanding of why "banquet coffee" tastes so bad.

  • dno about your vending machines but well kept ones with good coffee serve good coffee; issue is with the boiling, it shouldn't , the chemical smell dno makes you think of the plastics and metals in there but ive used percolators who didn't make a unnice smelling brew, i dont prefer the taste since i like coffee but ive had some decent percolated, we also make tubroek, which is basicly the ground in the mug , I use pads generally (thank us for that invention) but not because im unable or willing to trow a filter but because im alone and i can't drink a full pot of coffee before its cold/old

  • Use a Moka