COFFEE MAKERS

Pump Percolation

Period: 1830 - 1840
System: Pump percolation
Beautiful example of a stove-top percolator made in France in copper featuring brass and wooden accessories. When it warms up, the water in the heater (the lower container), rises upwards through the external tube and then flows down onto the fretwork tinplate filter containing the ground coffee in the upper cylinder. A whistle blows and the glass tube shows the level of the boiling water passing from the boiler to the filter.
At this stage, the coffee maker is removed from the heat and the side valve between the upper container and the boiler is opened to let the coffee flow into the lower part and push it into the cups. The percolation cycle occurs once only in this way. If, on the other hand, the coffee maker is not removed from the heat and the valve remains open, the process with the continuous cycle of percolation with recirculation pumping occurs.

Period: 1920 - 1930
System: Pump percolation
Eight cup stove-top Pouget coffee maker produced in France in brass and nickel-plated brass on the right and six cup electric coffee maker on the left. As it heats, the water in the boiler rises through the tubular handle until it reaches the filter containing the ground coffee.
The infusion is collected in the upper container and poured into the cups through the spout. This cycle occurs once only, unlike the percolation system with recirculation pumping where the process occurs continuously until the coffee maker is removed from the heat source.

Period: 1950 - 1960
System: Pump percolation
Very popular in Germany, the electric Moccadur coffee maker was produced in chrome-plated brass and glass. Water was pumped to the surface and filtered repeatedly through the ground coffee, carrying out a continuous cycle until the heat source was removed. The upper part in glass made it possible to follow the preparation cycle.
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