Coffee Makers For Different Times
The percolator used to be amongst the only variety of coffee makers in years gone by. Housewives would watch water heat up and rise through a small tube and over a basket of coffee grounds.
It was fun to watch, but the coffee wasnt very good. Running boiling water over coffee grounds over and over can make your coffee less than perfect.
In the 1970s, the drip method was introduced. This was fast and cheap and made the coffee taste much better. The grounds were placed in a plastic container inside a filter and the boiling water would drip through to produce a whole pot of coffee.
The pod is a more recent method to make coffee. Pods use internal spouts to pour the hot water in a consistent method over the pod of ground coffee at about 200F or 93C for a great cup.
Espresso makers became all the fashion in the 1990s when European culture meshed with American ingenuity to create a great machine. The cost was lowered by the taste was still great. This machine forces hot water through the ground dark roast and in a short time you have a lovely espresso drink.
Simply add frothy milk to create a...