Good Morning. Are you ready for a cup of coffee this morning or is tea more to your liking? Bring your drink of choice and join us at Elizabeth's blog. We party there every Tuesday.
my old metal coffee pot
I'm drinking coffee this morning. I don't use this old percolator type coffee pot for coffee but I like the way it looks. I like the color and the shape.
Do you remember hearing the noise a percolator makes as it brews coffee? I do, although I'm pretty sure it was an electric percolator my family used.
Various ways of making coffee have been used over the years. Pour over coffee seems to be the most popular these days.
Here is a method from 1870.
How to Make Good Coffee. Mix an egg thoroughly
with two heaping tablespoonfuls of coffee, put into the coffee pot
and pour on it two cups of freshly-boiling water, boil five minutes,
stir well with a fork, set on the back of the stove to keep hot five
minutes, add half a cup of cold water, pour out a little coffee and
pour it back again to clean the grounds from the spout, then let it
stand ten minutes, and be careful not to shake the pot when serving.
There is a decided necessity for protest against the fashion of
grinding coffee that is persisted in by some grocers. They grind it
so coarse that the consumer must use a double quantity to get any
flavor from it. Housekeepers should understand that it takes much
more coffee for a good cup when ground coarse than when it is in
small particles. It should never be coarser than granulated sugar,
if the best flavor is desired.
I think I'll stick with my Melitta coffee pot. If you drink coffee,
how do you prepare it?