Farberware Classic Stainless Steel Yosemite 8-Cup Coffee Percolator Review
Whether you want a coffee while camping or something so hot it almost burns your mouth, this is the coffee maker that will make it.
The Faber Classic Stainless Steel Yosemite 8 cup coffee percolator — that’s a long one — is ideal putting on top of the stove of over the campfire.
Farber has been providing high quality and long lasting products for well over 100 years and this percolator is no exception.
STRONGER, FASTER, PERKIER
Making a cup of coffee with a percolator is quite simple. To use this Farberware Classic, just follow these steps:
Step 1: Grind your coffee. Freshly ground coffee always includes more flavour than pre-ground coffee. If you don’t have a grinder, this one is perfect.
Step 2: Add the water into the reservoir of the percolator. This is an important step. You’ll want to add enough water to make your coffee. Too much, and your coffee is weak. Too little, and you’ll be wide awake for weeks.
Step 3: Add the chamber with the tube assembly then stick it inside the percolator.
Step 4: Now is the time to pour the coffee grinds into the chamber.
Step 5: Once you put the lid on, turn on the stove –or place it over the open fire — and gently head your percolator.
Step 6: Let the water boil and percolate for up to 10 minutes. However, you can let it go longer or shorter, depending on how you like your coffee.
In general, coffee made with a percolator tends to provide you with a stronger cup. There are some connoisseurs who claim that the best coffee comes from a freshly percolated pot.
If you get one of these, please tell us whether you too believe that’s true.
If you’re familiar with other brewing methods, you have to set timers or take a guess as to when your coffee is ready.
Using the Farber Classic, you’ll know.
The lid comes with a plastic knob which shows you when your coffee is percolating. It’s attached to a tight fitting lid which seals in the heat and contains all the flavour.
IS IT ANY GOOD?
Is the coffee any good? That’s a matter of taste.
The true taste of a coffee made from a percolator, like the Farberware Classic, will differ from a french press or the aeropress will be dependent how you like it.
Now, if you’re asking whether the Farberware percolator is any good?
That’s a definite yes from us.
DO I HAVE TO USE IT FOR CAMPING?
With the name “Yosemite” this classic percolator is made for the outdoorsman. It’s highly durable thanks to its stainless steel design and provides the perfect performance for outdoor brewing.
However, you don’t have to have this just for the outdoors. The Farberware classic works great for your stovetop.
If you stick to using it in the kitchen you will maintain the mirror polished finish and sleek traditional look. Otherwise, you might want to get two — one for the woods and one for the home.
WHAT DO OTHERS THINK?
O.K. so perhaps we’re a little biased. Take a look at what others have said about the Farberware Classic.
“I bought it for a camping trip. The coffee was so good that I put away the Keurig and other fancier plastic brewers and started using it everyday. That was over 4 years ago,” wrote M. Stateler.
“I am a bit of a stovetop percolator fanatic. Simply put, nothing beats percolator coffee. Drips aren’t hot enough, take up crazy amounts of counter space, and the coffee is subpar. French presses produce gritty coffee and don’t keep heat,” wrote Angelina.
Whether you want a coffee while camping or just enjoy a piping hot cup of coffee, this is the maker that will make it.
A FEW FEATURES
Many of Farberware’s products include a lifetime warranty which is a nice thing to know when purchasing one of these. In addition to that, here is a summary of all the other benefits and features for this percolator:
- Companion for all Farberware cookware items
- Complimentary to your own kitchen sets
- Easy-to-grip handle
- Makes up to 8 Cups
- Cleaning and care: Dishwasher safe
- High quality stainless steel providing superior durability and incredible shine
- Perfect for a camper’s collection
- Has a permanent, fixed filter basket
- Resilien interior finish, preventing acids from affecting the surface and future flavor of the coffee.
- Silver color
- Durable plastic knob
- Lifetime limited warranty
The Farberware Classic stainless steel 8-cup Yosemite Stovetop percolator creates a great cup of coffee for you and a few friends around the campfire.
However, aside from being a campers coffee cooking ware, it also makes a great companion for the kitchen.
For the price of this percolator you’ll be happy to enjoy a steep and deep flavored coffee anywhere you do.