Question: Hi Marc, Can you help me to make better coffee in my pyrex 4 cup glass percolater? It tends to be weak, too light in color and burned, I think. Really bad!! Thanks so much, Wendy Burke.
Answer: Wendy, I appreciate the question but I’m afraid you won’t like the answer. You can read more about my opinions of the electric perculator, but suffice it to say, a weak and burned flavor is typical of the perculator, regardless of the construction or whether it’s electric or made stove-top. The glass perculator is a unique and interesting feature in the kitchen and unfortunately, makes coffee the same as any perculator: weak and burned. The coffee has been boiled in your perculator, and the drip brewer was designed to compensate for the shortcomings of the electric perculator which was an improvement over the stovetop perculator. The glass perculator may be unique and interesting, but left behind in the ways of making good coffee at home.