Monday, February 6, 2017


I started using percolators back in college. It was an accident based on my love of antiques and the crew I hung out with in college. Some gals spend their college years experimenting in all sorts of sex, drugs, and other normal youth activities. My crew? We went antiquing. We were weirdos at an art school that was part of a state University surrounded by the Amish. Old junk was cheap and I was barely a person. But I knew I adored every second of rummaging through old things in dusty shops. I was raised understanding coffee was a regular infusion and life necessity - not a simple beverage - and started collecting coffee antiques.

I've had electric ones and stove stop ones. I've used little ones like this perfect one-mug teal beauty that was a gift from a beloved farmer friend. I have one that makes 30 cups a reader mailed me! Coffee is a lifeblood and special drink here. It starts the day with energy and stories and memory. A good cup means a lot. It's something to look forward to when you'd rather stay in bed. It keeps you going.


Blogger DarcC said...

Elixir of Life!

February 6, 2017 at 10:30 AM  
Blogger Cindy said...

We've used a stovetop percolator for years after having Mr. Coffee type machines give up the ghost after a year or so. Love the simplicity and I have found that carrying replacement glass domes is a good criteria as to whether a hardware store is a REAL hardware store.

February 6, 2017 at 12:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've never had a percolator before. How long does it take to make the coffee? I am always curious about anything having to do with coffee. ;)

February 6, 2017 at 1:13 PM  
Blogger daisy g said...

I am still looking for my perfect percolator. I will be so happy to ditch the Mr. Coffee version and enjoy a step back in time with each morning cup.
Relish it, farmer!

February 6, 2017 at 2:03 PM  
Blogger Sharon said...

I love enamelware. Your coffeepot is very nice. I collect the small enamel teapots, I have a red one that I really love, however, I have never seen a teal color one. I use mine for heating water in my vintage trailer, because....horror...I don't like coffee.

February 6, 2017 at 5:51 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Looking for donate button??

February 6, 2017 at 7:38 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Looking for donate button

February 6, 2017 at 7:38 PM  
Blogger True Story Ranch said...

So much healthier also. Think about it. Conventional coffee makers pass super heated water through plastic. Gross! We've had an electric percolator for years now and love it. It makes a ridiculously delicious cup of coffee and it's just 4 stainless steel parts. It only takes a few minutes to make a pot.If you have a kourig, you are drinking plastic. Toss it and get a percolator.

February 7, 2017 at 2:30 PM  
Blogger Imaginary acres said...

We rented a place that did not have a coffee maker and we poured boiling water over ther ground coffee in a quart measuring cup. One of our group called it "cowboy coffee" and the name stuck. Steep 5 minutes or so. Remarkably good

February 11, 2017 at 11:27 PM  

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