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Does a percolator make “better” coffee?

I've heard from a friend that she uses a percolator instead of the "regular" brewer. I've never used or drank coffee made from a percolator, is there a difference? Does it make better coffee? This ...
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What is the difference between the coffee brew from a moka pot and percolator?

I don't drink coffee. BEAR WITH ME Still, I enjoy making coffee for other people. Could you please describe the differences between the brews from a moka pot and a percolator? I know this is sort ...
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How much coffee grounds do I use for a large percolator?

For the 10th year in a row, I have charged myself with the duty of brewing coffee for parish's Fall Festival. Usually, I am provided with a giant tub of Folgers and told I might want to rinse out. ...
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How do I bloom coffee in a large percolator hopper?

I've read that I should "wet the hopper" in a large metal percolator (35-100 cuppers). I think that just means I shouldn't put the coffee into a dry pot, but I don't know what good that does me. Is ...
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How can I keep several pots of coffee warm?

I am the coffee guy for my parish's Fall Festival and every year I hit the same snag when it comes time to serve the coffee. This is the scenario: I am given: 20 silver pots with vacuum sealed ...
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Is it safe to say that same type of coffee used with an espresso machine is ideal for a moka pot?

As far as the type of: bean; the better-suited roast; proper grind-size goes; ...do you treat a moka pot's coffee (bean/roast/grind) the same way as a full espresso machine? I use a Bialetti Brikka -...
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What's the difference between a percolator and a moka pot?

What's the difference between a percolator and a moka pot? For example, differences in the device itself, the method of use, and the resulting brew? They seem somewhat similar, since both are ...
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What is the difference between the terms percolation and brewing in English?

Percolation and brewing seem used quite interchangeably in English, in many contexts, but not all. For example, I can often see "percolation time" in technical documents or Wikipedia entries, but ...
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Why does espresso taste different to percolator coffee?

I recently switched from percolator coffee to espresso. The taste is noticeably better. I feel as if it is common knowledge that espresso coffee is superior to percolator coffee. Why is it different? ...