We frequently get asked how much coffee should be used in a coffee percolator, like those we rent through Party Production Rentals. Here are some simple tips on using a coffee percolator.

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Use “Regular/Electric Perk” ground coffee or "Coffee Ground for All Coffeemakers" for best results. DO NOT USE DRIP OR FINELY GROUND COFFEE as flooding of the basket can occur. There are some coffees that state they can be used for both drip and perk coffee makers, however through our testing it was found that this is ground too fine and can cause flooding of the percolator style coffee makers. As a guideline, I generally recommend 1 heaping tablespoon per cup of coffee you make. This will give you a nice, rich cup of coffee. If you prefer weaker coffee, use a little less. I also found the chart below, which simplifies measurement of grounds. Use standard measuring cups ( as used to measure flour, sugar, etc.) to measure the coffee. The amounts of coffee below will brew mild to medium strength coffee which most people prefer. The amount of coffee can be adjusted to suit personal preference. As a guide, there are about 5 cups of coffee to a pound (16 ounces). 12 - 18 Cups Coffee = 1 - 1 1/4 Cups Grounds 20 - 25 Cups Coffee = 1 1/4 - 1 1/2 Cups Grounds 28 - 36 Cups Coffee = 1 1/2 - 2 Cups Grounds 40 - 45 Cups Coffee = 2 - 2 1/2 Cups Grounds 50 - 60 Cups Coffee = 3 - 4 Cups Grounds 70 - 80 Cups Coffee = 4 1/2 - 5 Cups Grounds 90 - 100 Cups Coffee = 5 1/2 - 6 1/4 Cups GroundsFor a more detailed article on using a percolator, click here.
Posted bySteve Cookat11:12 AM
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14 comments:

0s0-Pasaid...

Trial and error my friend... that is the key to discovering a great coffee!

August 4, 2014 at 5:40 AM

Anonymoussaid...

for one person and the pot holds 24 ounces tops what would you recommend

November 15, 2014 at 4:10 AM

Anonymoussaid...

what I've seen nobody follows the can everybody has their own strengths include me

November 15, 2014 at 4:13 AM

Francessaid...

For every 6 oz. of water, you add 2 level T. of coffee. For every 8 oz of water, 2 heaping T.

June 13, 2015 at 5:20 PM

Cindysaid...

I use filters. I think it helps to keep a lot of the sediment out of the coffee.

October 29, 2016 at 2:05 PM
Unknownsaid...

I use filters to separate the sediments. Thanks for this informative article. Make sure that you don't overdose yourself with caffeine. Try other beverages as well which are healthier than coffee. Regards,Mantis HugoGoji Berry Juice

December 16, 2016 at 10:11 PM
carolines blogsaid...

hi thanks for the informationBest grind and brew coffee maker

July 2, 2019 at 3:25 AM
A Gay Christiansaid...August 11, 2019 at 1:39 PM
A Gay Christiansaid...

Also, use the same method for Bunn brand filters, so turn style percolators can have a filter too. Remember to wet the large filter, so it sticks and coffee grounds cannot get under the filter. This keeps out the "mud."

August 12, 2019 at 6:55 AM
A Gay Christiansaid...

Clarification: wet the filter inside the basket. Wetting the filters before putting in the basket makes life more difficult. So wet all filters. while in place.

August 12, 2019 at 6:57 AM
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