The Farberware Yosemite 8-Cup Coffee Percolator is a large stovetop percolator that can boil up enough coffee for a pretty large crew — up to 40-ounces at a time — and it will only set you back $25. While we sometimes got a good cup out of this brewer, we found the entire process difficult to dial in and keep consistent. There are a lot of small parts to keep track of and you have to keep a watchful eye on the glass knob up top to see when the pot starts percolating so you can start a timer. Overall we walked away feeling frustrated or disappointed more often than not — an emotion you don't really want to feel over your morning cup of Joe.
If you're in the market for a larger brewer, check out the Bialetti Moka Express 9-Cup, our Top Pick for Large Groups. This classic Italian stovetop espresso maker was easier to use and consistently delivered a better tasting cup.