Drip or Percolated coffee...which is best?
Is there a difference between drip and percolated when it comes to taste? Coffee at home is not as good as when I purchase a cup...even from a gas station.
Yes, there is a difference between coffee from a drip brewer and coffee from a percolator.
Almost every time, the coffee from the drip brewer will taste better.
When you brew coffee, whatever the coffee maker, the water temperature should be slightly below boiling point.
A drip brewer drips hot water through the coffee grinds just once. But percolators keep the coffee in contact with boiling water for an extended period.
In other words, percolators just boil the flavor out of your coffee.
If you love coffee, avoid using a percolator.
NOTE: In recognition of those who love their coffee percolated, read our page about coffee percolators...