My sisters and I have drunk this coffee since we were old enough to hold a cup. It is the only way my grandmothers ever made it and my parents made it for years before finally succumbing to a coffee maker. It is more of a technique than a recipe. It is the smoothest coffee you will ever drink and worth the effort. It needs a regular stovetop coffeepot. Find an old enamel one at a flea market or go to the camping section and get one. Do not use the percolator basket.