Wise to the Word: Percolator

Jim Hillibish

PERCOLATOR (Perk-o-later)

An old-style coffee pot with a grounds basket and siphon tube. On heating, the water runs up the tube and into the grounds. It drips through and repeats the process, resulting in exceptionally smooth coffee that tastes better than from our modern drip-once machines. Percolators are on a comeback.

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