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Texsport Aluminum 9 Cup Percolator

rated 4.0 of 5 stars
photo: Texsport Aluminum 9 Cup Percolator kettle

Shh. Not so loud, I am not awake yet. (the scent of Folgers coffee and sounds of percolating) Good morning, Trailspace readers... The best part of waking up always is coffee, or for some, the only thing that gets them up.

The Texsport 9 cup percolator is a very well built lightweight camping coffee maker, but more importantly, it makes one damn good cup of Joe. Now you know, and knowing is half the battle, oh, glorious satisfaction!
(GI Joe reference)

This is a great lightweight percolator at a very good price. Serves up to 9 cups of delicious coffee or can also be used to boil water for a group's dehydrated meals.

Although not meant for single cup coffee drinkers, this percolator is great for campsite camping or camping in a group, or for those of you that simply live off of having a caffeine rush.

Pros

  • Boils up to 9 cups of water
  • Makes a great cup of Joe
  • Filters coffee very well
  • Eliminates need for paper filters
  • Well built

Cons

  • Can't be used to store gear in
  • Heavier then ultralight mess kits
  • Inner parts are not separable
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Now that's a good cup of Joe.

                      The Texsport 9 cup Aluminum Percolator 

Coffeemakers seem to be one of those Hot items that people view on outdoor websites and forum sites and we all know why. How else are you going to get out of your hammock, tent, or bed in the morning if not for a cup of Joe in the morning?

My father is a coffee connoisseur and is known for importing different coffee beans from around the world over the years. He takes his black, no sugar, and even adds bitters at times to his coffee. Well, he got me into drinking it, and I guess that is why I still drink coffee after all these years after I switched to drinking decaf. Many of you out there are now saying to yourselves " NO Caffeine? what's the !@#!% point." 

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Measurements etched on side for 5, 7, & 9 cup servings. Top and side handles.

What sold me on this Texport Percolator was the amazing coffee it produced. With even heating distribution, and intense, rich flavor this percolator gave my group one hell of a cup of Joe and got us all ready for the day's adventure ahead. I particularly liked the handle on the side, and despite the fact that it gets heated during the percolating phase, it provided additional support and control when pouring the coffee into cups.  

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This is what the percolator comes with. Less the skull figurine.

The Texport 9 cup Percolator weighs 255 grams, it is 8 inches high and 5.5 inches wide with Anodized top and side handles. It is rustproof and comes with a shiny finish with an effective easy pour spout. Another huge advantage of this unit is the fact that it holds 9 cups of water allowing it to be used to boil water for a group to use for dehydrated meals.  

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An inside look. I personally put a paper towel in the unit after using it for making coffee so that any water that drips from the stem will be absorbed.

What is holding me back from rating this percolator any higher is the fact that the inner components i.e. the stem and inner base, cannot be dismantled so that the coffee grind filter section rests at the top of the percolator preventing one from using the inside space for any kind of storage. If it wasn't labeled as a camping percolator, I would have given this a 5-star rating due to quality of coffee produced, weight, amount of cups, and price.

                                                      Conclusion

This was a great purchase that I had made nearly 16 years ago and after all that time, it still makes a great cup of coffee. If you are going camping in a group, or one of those couples or friends that drink a lot of coffee at once, or if you just want something that can be used to make coffee both at home and in the outdoors, then your search for a reliable, well made percolator is over.

 

About the Author: Michael is a grumpy old man when he doesn't have his morning cup of Joe and transforms into the amazing energetic life of the party after drinking but a few sips of coffee ( which apparently is all in his head since he drinks decaf).

Background

I have owned this percolator for a little over 16 years now and find it to be an amazing and lightweight alternative to stainless steel versions. I have been drinking coffee since I was about 10 years old (decaf back then ) when my biological mother used to make us Cafe au Lait, half coffee and half milk.

I have used this with my ex, who pretty much inhales coffee on a regular basis, and at my grandparents log cabin in the Catskill mountains and for the groups that I bring on my camping trips, not to mention at home.

I have numerous types and styles of coffee makers from percolators, different size French Presses, over the range espresso makers, and electric coffee makers, and even one microwaveable single portion espresso maker.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $9.99

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Price Current Retail: $19.94
Reviewers Paid: $9.99
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