Whether stainless steel or enamel, Percolators are an essential piece of equipment for every true outdoor adventurer. With a Percolator your hot cup of coffee after a strenuous tour is bound to be a success. The percolation principle has proven sucessful over decades and adds a very special aroma to coffee and tea thanks to the constant circulation. The coarse sieve instead of a filter also adds to the taste: Thanks to the sieve, the coffee oils are not filtered out of your cowboy coffee, which means the coffee will not be bitter even after a long boiling time.
How does a Percolator work?
Perkomax Percolators can be conveniently suspended over the fire of your outdoor kitchen or placed in embers.
As soon as the water boils, it expands and rises through the stainless-steel tube inside the kettle.
It then condenses on the lid and slowly drips back into the kettle through the coffee powder or tea leaves. There, it mixes with the rest of the water and rises again.
The longer you let the water circulate, the more aromatic your coffee or tea will be.
Brewing with the Perkomax – What do I have to bear in mind?
To ensure that your brewing attempts over an open fire are successful, here are some tips for you.
My Percolator coffee is not a success– what can I do?
As with other brewing techniques, it is all a matter of practice. Once you have got to know your percolator after one or two uses, you will find it much easier to use. If you are wondering why your coffee or tea does not turn out the way you want, here are a few suggestions:
My lid falls off when I pour (Perkomax Enamel)
The water does not boil.
My coffee is too weak.
My coffee boils over / splashes.
How do I know when my coffee or tea is boiling?