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Coffee pots are miscellaneous items in Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas, and junk items in Fallout 4.
The coffee pots follow the design of a percolator, cycling the boiling or nearly boiling brew through the grounds until the coffee reaches the desired strength. Percolators tend to be susceptible to over-extraction and elimination of the most volatile compounds, reducing the flavor in favor of aroma while brewing. Percolators are divided into two distinct parts: A bottom chamber for cold water and an upper chamber where the coffee grounds are placed. The heat source at the bottom heats the water in the chamber up, forcing it through a pipe that runs all the way to the top of the percolator. The water is then distributed evenly across the coffee grounds, dripping into the bottom chamber through perforations in the top one. The cycle repeats continuously, gradually producing coffee. It is ready for drinking once the overall temperature of the liquid reaches the boiling point.
A variety of different coffee pots were released to the market in pre-War times, including the luxurious Luxobrew coffee pot. The more conventional coffee pots were plentiful, but very few survived the Great War in mint condition.