CAFÉ BREW COLLECTION Coffee Percolator, 8-Cup

Last updated date: June 1, 2020

DWYM Score

8.7

CAFÉ BREW COLLECTION Coffee Percolator, 8-Cup

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We looked at the top Coffee Percolators and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Coffee Percolator you should buy.

Editor's Note July 23, 2020:
Checkout The Best Coffee Percolator for a detailed review of all the top coffee percolators.

Overall Take


In our analysis of 123 expert reviews, the CAFÉ BREW COLLECTION CAFÉ BREW COLLECTION Coffee Percolator placed 9th when we looked at the top 11 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Watch as you brew fresh, hot coffee with our 8-Cup Glass Percolator. This high quality coffee percolator is made from lab quality borosilicate glass. Our percolator comes complete with the stem, basket, basket lid, lid, and trivet - everything you need to get a pot of coffee going on your stove top. For use on gas or electric stovetops. BPA-free. High quality Schott Duran borosilicate glass from Germany. Stain resistant and dishwasher safe (top rack). Drip-free spout. Assembled in the USA. Includes metal heat diffusing trivet which must be used on electric range coils

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

8.6
13 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

8.8
1,222 user reviews

What experts liked

Weighing a minimal 1.5 pounds, this model is very attractively priced and has a reasonable eight-cup capacity.
- Coffee Channel
This percolator works great on a gas stove and also on an induction heater.
- Fourth Estate Coffee
The handle also has high heat tolerance and is designed to stay cool making the pour-out safer. Safety is ensured with the drip-free spout.
- Food Shark Marfa
The glass is borosilicate, so it’s resistant to thermal shock and safe on the stove.
- The Spruce Eats
It’s a dishwasher-safe and stain-resistant model with a leak-free spout.
- Koobie's Coffee
The glass is made from a high-quality, BPA-free borosilicate compound, which is thermal-shock resistant.
- The Top Pro
Suitable for glass stovetops, this percolator by Medelco is made from high-quality materials to ensure its durability.
- TenBestProduct
Made of a top-notch, BPA-free borosilicate glass body, this percolator is thermal shock-proof, dishwasher-safe and has a decent brewing capacity of 8 cups at a time.
- Toppers World
It is also dishwasher friendly so can be cleaned alongside any other household items.
- Love My Coffee Cup
It's easy to clean, wiping it by hand or putting it in the dishwasher are both quick and simple
- Delishably
The glass onto this particular thing is the final thing that I need to be concerned about. It is just superbly lasting, to heat in addition to the typical dings.
- Thefoxe8
It does not allow stains to stick to its body, free of BPA and meets all other safety criteria of the North American Electrical Standards.
- Best Coffee Mag
An 8 cup coffee maker should do the trick for most mornings and you can also store the remainder in the glass container for later without losing much of the flavor.
- Cliff & Pebble

What experts didn't like

Less durable plastic parts
- Coffee Channel
All fixtures are made of plastic
- Fourth Estate Coffee
Not for outdoor use
- Food Shark Marfa
There are no electronic components on this percolator, which has a few trade-offs.
- The Top Pro
As with all stovetops, you have to be careful not to burn the brew and make it taste sour, that does take a little care and experience
- Delishably
Just be careful: if you receive any cracks or chips, replace it, or some other glass percolator, instantly; heating the kettle even one longer can cause harmful shattering.
- Thefoxe8
Not for outdoor use
- Best Coffee Mag

An Overview On Coffee Percolators

Whether you use it to kickstart a busy morning or ease into a lazy Sunday, coffee is seen as one of the simple pleasures of life. But increasingly, it seems like everybody’s favorite brew is anything but simple to make. Browse the kitchen section of any department store website and you’ll find everything from high-priced K-cup espresso makers to artfully-designed pour-over rigs that look like something out of a mad scientist’s lab.

Perhaps it’s predictable that some coffee lovers have joined a sort of mellow rebellion against all this java snobbery by embracing older methods of brewing. And when it comes to brewing coffee, there are few methods older or more satisfying than the percolator.

Among coffee making methods, the percolator has a well-deserved reputation for quick brewing, and strong, bold tasting results. On the downside, it’s easy to come out of the process with burnt and bitter coffee if you let it brew too long. For some, that allowance for a personal touch is part of the appeal.

In a nutshell, percolators function by heating water to such a degree that it becomes steam, traveling up through a tube into a filter section that contains ground coffee. In more traditional “gravity” percolators, the steam then cools back down into a liquid state, infusing itself with coffee while dropping through the filter into a lower chamber to begin the process again. In more modern “pressure” percolators, that steam keeps on rising into an upper chamber to complete its transition into liquid coffee.

As you might imagine, that process is easy to overdo, especially in the case of gravity percolators. That’s why such units typically come with a glass topper, where you can watch the coffee bubble up. The “blurp” noise it makes as the coffee reaches its optimal state is one of the most satisfying sounds a coffee lover can hear.

A word about versatility: One of the main advantages of having a percolator is that the basic mechanism can be used anywhere that you have access to heat and water. Stovetop percolators are the basic units that consist of the pitcher, filter and lid, and they are just as effective on a kitchen stove as they are over a campfire. You can also get electric percolators, which add a heating element underneath the pitcher. That makes it a bit less portable, but there’s a lot to be said for having a reliable way to keep the coffee warm after brewing it. You can expect to pay a bit more for electric units, but on average, the relatively low price of percolators is another big “perk” over other coffee makers.

You’ll want to keep in mind that percolators do need to be cleaned, and in most cases you can disassemble and clean the entire thing in the dishwasher. (This might not be the case with electric models.) That generally includes the filter section. Unlike most other brewing methods, percolators don’t need a paper filter, though some newer models allow you to insert special disc filters or other ways to accommodate finer grinds.

Finally, consider capacity. If you’re brewing for an entire family, you can expect a percolator to brew a consistent strength of coffee whether it’s one cup or 20 – provided your pitcher can hold that much. And though percolator brewing is one of the fastest methods, keep in mind that it will take longer to bring a large pot of water to a boil.

The Coffee Percolator Buying Guide

How much coffee do you need per cup? The ratio is the same for electric percolators as it is for stovetop models: Use roughly one tablespoon of ground coffee for each cup, adjusting to fit your personal taste. Keep in mind that percolators effectively “double-brew” your coffee, so it will be a bit stronger than normal. And if you grind your own beans, definitely go with a coarser grind. Percolator coffee filters have larger holes and the grinds will get plenty saturated, which means it’s easier for grounds to slip through into the coffee if they are too small.