Percolation was the original method of brewing coffee that pioneers used on their campfires. With all of the different blends and machines on the market today, percolation is considered a throwback or least desirable method for some, but, like many things food related, it has an acquired taste and is a preferred by many coffee aficionados. Capacity is the most important consideration when looking for a coffee percolator. Each unit will hold several gallons of coffee, which translates into so many eight ounce cups. Remember, there are 128 ounces in a gallon. Once you determine how many cups of coffee the unit holds, you can match this with the amount of cups you expect to serve. However, you will not want to use the same batch of coffee all day long, because no matter how good you are at brewing, coffee left in a pot to warm all day will eventually turn very bitter, so make sure the unit can brew enough to accommodate your intended crowd at peak hours throughout the day.
Percolation is a method of brewing coffee that results in a somewhat weaker or possibly overdone flavor but a very pleasant aroma. Percolation is a process of filtering liquid through a porous material to extract soluble chemicals continuously until the desired strength of brew is reached. We offer a selection of percolators that are a great piece of coffee equipment for use on a buffet or other self-service line. Percolators most often can be used to serve coffee as well as brew it, it is this ability that makes this multi-purpose piece of coffee shop equipment a great choice for busy coffee houses that need to set it and forget it when it comes to serving their numerous coffee-to-go customers.