I've had my grandmother's two porcelein drip coffee pots for 20+ years, just as a part of the coffee paraphenalia that I collect and display. I decided to clean one of them up and see how well it worked.
This thing has 4 parts, the base, which you brew into and serve from, a middle section where the coffee grounds rest, a water difuser that sits on the middle section, and the lid.
I cut out a piece of a Bunn coffee filter and set it on the bottom of the middle section (which has small holes in the bottom, obviously. Put 3 tablespoons of ground coffee in there, set the difuser on top and brewed a few small pots of water. (It can only brew 16 oz of coffee per pot.)
I'm writing in hopes of getting some insight. It takes forever to run the water through this coffee maker. I'm wondering if this was meant to be used without a filter or if (in the old days) there was a different material to act as a filter. Any thoughts?
I have to say, it's pretty cool to be using my grandmother's coffee pot that hasn't been used since (circa) 1975. The coffee was quite good, but like I said, it took forever to brew.