A coffee percolator is a coffee-making device which has you place ground coffee in a filtered basket which stands on a hollow tube above cold water in a pot. As the water boils, steam pressure forces the hot water up the tube, where it dribbles down onto and through the ground coffee, making the beverage.
In Naples, a cuppetiello / cuppitiello is a small cone made from newspaper or tin foil put on the spout of a coffee pot called a “Neapolitan Flip Coffee Maker” to keep the aroma in while the coffee is brewing.
Espresso machines are machines designed to brew coffee very quickly. They do this by driving water under pressure through the ground coffee. In general, they can be very expensive coffee brewing machines, easily ranging up to $1,000 US (2019 prices.) The most expensive models are piston models. Next best are pump machines, with the least-expensive…
A Potsdam boiler is a flip drip coffee maker. Water is heated in the bottom and when heated, the unit is flipped so that the heated water drips down through ground coffee into an empty chamber below.
A Vietnamese coffee press is a “coffee filter” designed to be set on top of a glass, into which the coffee drips. It has a plunger which controls how strong-tasting the coffee brewed will be.