Mudcat Café message #3968094 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165435   Message #3968094
Posted By: Bee-dubya-ell
24-Dec-18 - 12:54 AM
Thread Name: BS: How do you perc 1/2 pot of coffee?
Subject: RE: BS: How do you perc 1/2 pot of coffee?
It doesn't matter if the water level reaches the basket. In a percolator, hot water rises up the central tube and the lid disperses it over the ground coffee. Brewing occurs as that water drips down through the coffee. Having the water level above the bottom of the basket may make for quicker brewing or stronger coffee, but it's not a necessity.