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How to Percolate a Glass Coffee Pot

Making coffee with a glass coffee pot is a timelier method than instant coffee but the result is worth the effort. The process begins with pre-ground coffee, adding it to the filter and then pouring hot water over the grounds. This simple process can be repeated several times to ensure the coffee is made to perfection.

What You’ll Need

  • Glass Coffee Pot
  • Coffee Grounds
  • Kettle of Hot Water

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Fill the glass coffee pot with cold water and place the filter in the pot.
  2. Measure out the desired amount of coffee grounds (typically 2 tablespoons per cup of coffee) and add it to the filter.
  3. Pour hot water over the grounds, allowing it to saturate them.
  4. Wait 5 minutes for the grounds to percolate.
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 up to 5 times for a strong cup of dark coffee.
  6. Serve your freshly percolated coffee!


  • If you prefer a lighter cup of coffee, pour the hot water over the grounds 3-4 times.
  • Try grinding the beans just before brewing for the freshest cup of coffee.
  • Be sure to clean your glass coffee pot regularly to avoid a buildup of leftover oils.


Making coffee with a glass coffee pot is a traditional method that still yields fantastic results. After pre-ground coffee is added to the filter and hot water is poured over it, the grounds need to percolate for a total of 5 minutes before your cup of coffee is ready to be served. Enjoy!

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