Coffee Percolators

Coffee Percolators South Africa

Coffee Percolators are one of the oldest pieces of coffee equipment still in existence today. Coffee percolators preceded the filter coffee machine and were very popular in the 1990’s in offices and in canteens.

The idea of a coffee percolator is that one can make large quantities of coffee in one go and therefore serve a few hundred people at a time without waiting for a machine to heat up constantly.

Coffee percolators however fell out of favor with the rise of vending coffee machines which could provide coffee almost as fast as percolators without over cooking or burning the coffee.

Do coffee percolators still serve a purpose? To an extent yes, but in most cases coffee vending machines are better options these days.

Check out our full article reviewing the difference between Percolators VS Filter Coffee VS Vacuum Flasks here!