What is a coffee urn? In the 17th era, the usual spout of a coffee pot improved. This development was a fixed tap to the central body of the pot. Consequently, that made releasing the coffee much easier since they now had pouring taps.

A little more history. Originally, the shape resembled a pear but was later redesigned to a jar shape in the  18th century. Also, this new creation was introduced by the court of Louis XIV.

Materials That Were Used:

  • Silver
  • Bass
  • Pewter
  • Lacquered Tin
  • Porcelain

Coffee urns are usually large and manufactured from metal. In addition, they are used for making large amounts of coffee that can stay hot for a long time.

Coffee Urn History

In addition, some are electronic while others use propane oil. This coffee maker can service between 10-20 people. Commercial ones have a capacity of up to 110 cups.

This beautiful pot is perfect for gatherings, feasts, recreation, and hosting industries. The size and ease of use are what make it an easy sell. In addition, they operate as an all-in-one appliance. It’s both a brewer and a dispenser making it cost-effective.

How To Make Coffee?

First, remove the lid and pull out the filter case and the center pole. Most have a level indicator inside to show the amount of water required for the number of cups of coffee.  For better-tasting coffee, I suggest you spring water or filtered water.

Load the pot with water until it reaches the desired level. To lock the urn in place, return the center pole. Place a paper coffee filter into the filter box and slide it onto the post.

Measure the quantity of ground coffee you’ll require and put it in the filter box. Close the lid of the coffee urn and lock it.

As a side note, there is a difference between a coffee dripper and a coffee percolator. If you use a high-quality drip brewer, you’ll preserve subtleties of taste that can be lost with a percolator. A percolator won’t give you the best coffee, but it does make for a nice, strong cup of coffee.

For best outcomes, use ground coffee from one of the manufacturers below. You can go wrong!

Most coffee urns have a pointer light. Brewing is finished when the light appears. Finally, unplug the coffee urn after the coffee is ready, and you can start serving.

Also, if you prefer, you can watch this quick video.

Do You Need A Filter In A Coffee Urn?

Most coffee urns today do not require a filter. Instead, they come with a synthetic or metal filter-basket. You place the coffee grounds in the basket directly.

The Best Coffee Urns

Hamilton Beach 45 Cup Silver Hot Beverage Dispenser

Hamilton Beach Coffee Urn

NESCO Professional – 25 Cups, Stainless Steel

NESCO Coffee Urn

Maxi-Matic 30-Cup Stainless Steel Coffee Maker

Maxi-Matic Coffee Urn

SYBO RCM016S-16B Commercial Grade Stainless Steel Percolate Coffee Maker 110-CUP 16 L, Metallic

SYBO RCM016S-16B Commercial Grade Stainless Steel Percolate Coffee Maker Hot Water Urn, 110-CUP 16 L, Metallic

For 12 to 45 cups allow about 1 minute per cup. For 50 to 100 cups, allow about 45 seconds per cup (50 cups – about 40 minutes, 100 cups – about 1 hour and 15 minutes).

How Do You Clean The Coffee maker?

Apply a dry soft fabric and gently rub the exterior surface of the urn. This will clean away any extra dirt and dust. Do not apply water or harsh chemical products.

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Sherry Harris

Sherry Harris, a bonafide coffee brewing and tasting enthusiast, is the founder of Coffee Shop Lady. She writes for regular coffee drinkers who like being informed about the best coffee beans from around the world, espresso machines, coffee makers, grinders, and delicious coffee drinks and recipes.