How to Make Coffee - Old School

I found this Vintage Pyrex Glass percolator at a local thrift store for 6 bucks. My parents had one of these when I was a kid. Before drive thru's, Keurig, and drip makers, there was the old stand by.

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How to Make Coffee - Old School Recipe
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I like to grind beans fresh for each pot of coffee.

I like to grind beans fresh for each pot of coffee.

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Rule of thumb for percolator coffee to beans is one scoop (1 heavy tbls) per cup. A cup of coffee is actually 6 ounces of water.

Rule of thumb for percolator coffee to beans is one scoop (1 heavy tbls) per cup. A cup of coffee is actually 6 ounces of water.

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With this grinder, I found using the smallest pot setting and coarsest setting works well with this coffee maker.

With this grinder, I found using the smallest pot setting and coarsest setting works well with this coffee maker.

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Ready for the ground beans.

Ready for the ground beans.

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You can still find paper filters for percolators. It makes for easy clean up. I did not use one for this Snapguide.

You can still find paper filters for percolators. It makes for easy clean up. I did not use one for this Snapguide.

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Cover the perk tube to put the coffee into the brew basket. This pot, 6 cups, 6 scoops.

Cover the perk tube to put the coffee into the brew basket. This pot, 6 cups, 6 scoops.

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The finer ground coffee will drop out of the brew basket. This is ok, tap the brew basket lightly to shake loose more fine ground coffee. That's why course ground coffee works well with this pot.

The finer ground coffee will drop out of the brew basket. This is ok, tap the brew basket lightly to shake loose more fine ground coffee. That's why course ground coffee works well with this pot.

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I store all unused ground coffee beans in ball jars and keep them in the cabinet.

I store all unused ground coffee beans in ball jars and keep them in the cabinet.

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Fill coffee pot with cold water.

Fill coffee pot with cold water.

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Place percolator brew basket into pot.

Place percolator brew basket into pot.

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Place diffuser on top the brew basket.

Place diffuser on top the brew basket.

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Place the lid on top. It's ready for the stove.

Place the lid on top. It's ready for the stove.

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Place on stove and bring to boil.

Place on stove and bring to boil.

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Bring to a boil.

Bring to a boil.

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When the water starts to boil, it bubbles up through the tube and bubbles out over the diffuser and drips through the coffee beans.

When the water starts to boil, it bubbles up through the tube and bubbles out over the diffuser and drips through the coffee beans.

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Turn the heat or the flame down to the lowest setting. Simmer. Make sure that coffee is still perking up through the tube and over the beans. Set a timer for 8 minutes.

Turn the heat or the flame down to the lowest setting. Simmer. Make sure that coffee is still perking up through the tube and over the beans. Set a timer for 8 minutes.

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After 8 minutes turn off the heat. Let rest for a minute to let the coffee drain out of the brew basket.

After 8 minutes turn off the heat. Let rest for a minute to let the coffee drain out of the brew basket.

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Remove the brew basket and perk stem from pot. Be careful, this is hot!

Remove the brew basket and perk stem from pot. Be careful, this is hot!

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This coffee takes about 20 minutes to make from beginning to end. If you are in a hurry dashing off to work, this might not be for you.

This coffee takes about 20 minutes to make from beginning to end. If you are in a hurry dashing off to work, this might not be for you.

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If you have time to sit & enjoy coffee the way it was meant to be, this is for you. Relax, enjoy and sit back in your favorite easy chair or chill out with the morning paper on the patio. Enjoy! ☕️

If you have time to sit & enjoy coffee the way it was meant to be, this is for you. Relax, enjoy and sit back in your favorite easy chair or chill out with the morning paper on the patio. Enjoy! ☕️

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