AskDefine | Define coffeepot

Dictionary Definition

coffeepot n : tall pot in which coffee is brewed

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English

Noun

  1. alternative spelling of coffee pot

Extensive Definition

A coffee pot is a kitchen implement; a cooking pot in the kettle family. A coffee pot is also a container to hold freshly brewed coffee. There are many types and styles.
The traditional coffee pot used for cooking, called a percolator, is made of metal and sits directly on the source of heat. Ground coffee is placed in a small internal basket sitting on a funnel; boiling water is forced through this repeatedly and soaks the coffee, thus producing an extract which becomes more concentrated as the coffee brewed.

Types of coffee pot (for cooking)

The coffee pot used for serving may be a plastic, glass, ceramic or thermos vessel.
A silver tea service may include a coffee pot.

Famous coffee pots

coffeepot in German: Kaffeekanne
coffeepot in Dutch: Koffiekan
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