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My vintage coffee percolator.
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This thing was just a pain to use and clean but it did brew a good cup of coffee.
 
 
 
 

Grass Snake

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SmokenFire said:
I don't usually drink coffee as I prefer tea. But when I coffee I bowtruss.  It is the perfect cup of coffee.
Do you drink Yerba Mate? Heard good things and been wanting to buy some.
 

Grass Snake

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In El Salvador, they actually drink a coffee like beverage but made of roasted corn kernels. I thought it was interesting they call it cafe de maiz (corn coffee) Might have to try this one day.
https://gringainelsalvador.wordpress.com/2012/02/22/toasted-maize-coffee-cafe-de-maize-tostado-cafe-de-palo-cafe-pusungo-el-salvador/
 
 
SmokenFire said:
 
rarely, as I'm more chill and mate is aggressive in its effects on me.  If you like coffee - mate is like strong coffee in my experience.  but smoother.
Sounds like my kind of tea! Heard mate was more popular than coffee in South America and is considered a "super-food".
 

grantmichaels

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I don't usually drink coffee as I prefer tea. But when I coffee I bowtruss.  It is the perfect cup of coffee.


I also dabble in loose leaf ;) ...

so, tEa was my thing before coffee became my thing.

I'm enjoy the yunnan/monkey style most broadly, but my all time fav tea by a mile is dan cong oolong ...

Someday I'll order from Imen ...

http://www.teahabitat.com/store/
http://tea-obsession.blogspot.com/2008/01/how-to-brew-dan-cong.html

Alas, I am *still* drinking from the kilo of Jing I ordered ages ago ...

https://jingtea.com/tea/type/oolong/phoenix-honey-orchid

You can see my review at the bottom, there.

=)
 

SmokenFire

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Nice links GM!  You had me at oolong.  Much obliged. I also dig another local chicago outfit called metropolis.  And I'm not a 'coffee guy' and I'm not into how 'cool' everyone is who goes there, but either place it's a damn fine cuppa joe.    
 

Grass Snake

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I would love to be in Chicago drinkin coffee with my grandmother right about now. I bought some "Italian" coffee called Lavazza that I'll open up in the morning. Anybody ever tried this stuff?
 

grantmichaels

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Nice links GM!  You had me at oolong.  Much obliged. I also dig another local chicago outfit called metropolis.  And I'm not a 'coffee guy' and I'm not into how 'cool' everyone is who goes there, but either place it's a damn fine cuppa joe.    


Yeah, so, I get that ... which is why I order in instead of going to the haute local place.

Totally get that.

There's another cool place there, Gaslight. They roasted the beans that came w/ the Manual as a Kickstarter reward ...

http://www.manual.is/coffee

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They were very, very good.

Ever been to Butcher & Larder? ... a guy I follow on Twitter posts rad shit from there ;)

I'm trying to figure out where my percolator is, I think Danielle might have 'stored' it.

The thing I like about the percolator is the smell throughout the house, in particular.
 
grantmichaels said:
I'm not familiar w/ this ...

Would love to see pics of it in action!
I have to replace the cord. The old one sparked something major and I dare not plug it in. It was the cloth looking type of cord. I think I found a replacement though. I'll see if I can get it and hopefully get it up and running again.
Grass Snake said:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=idfdOpL1BQU
So Thats what goes on inside a percolator. 
 
Grass Snake said:
Is that silver plated?
I'm not sure. I know I have to polish it every now an then. It's a M&B (Means Best) made by Manning Bowman and Co. in Meridan, Conn. 
I dont see anything on it saying it is so I have to assume its not. But thing sure scratches easy. Have to use like a real soft polishing cloth.
 

Grass Snake

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A silver stamp shouldn't be that hard to find so its probably chrome plated like many others I see for sale but I'll keep looking.

It could be nickel plated as well but it looks to be from the 20's
 
Grass Snake said:
A silver stamp shouldn't be that hard to find so its probably chrome plated like many others I see for sale but I'll keep looking.

It could be nickel plated as well but it looks to be from the 20's
Heres a pic of the bottom with info.
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Shorerider

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But unlike GM, I don't feel like Walter White after I've finished my brew.  :P
 
 
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