STEP 1: Fill her up
Using cold water, fill Unimatic exactly to the 6-cup water level mark located inside the pot, behind the handle. We do not recommend using less than full capacity.
STEP 2: Time for the grinds
Place a half cup of ground coffee (4.5 heaping tablespoons or to taste) into the basket. Center the stem in the circular well at the bottom of unit. Gently slide basket containing coffee onto stem. Be sure basket lid is replaced. Secure cover on unit, pushing glass valve down.
STEP 3: Ready, set, perk
Place Unimatic onto heat source + turn the heat to high. If using a gas stove make sure the flame hits the heating stone and does not wrap around the sides of the pot.
The Unimatic will begin to perk in about seven minutes if using a gas stove (electric stoves take up to 20). Wait for a strong, fast perk, then lift glass valve gently (we recommend wearing an oven mit as it's hot) and turn off/remove from heat. Place Unimatic on it’s trivet (the stone remains hot, so never set the Unimatic down on an unprotected surface).
STEP 4: Brew to perfection
When you lift the glass valve the water will spread over the grinds and thus, brew your coffee. It will continue to perk for approximately seven minutes and will stop automatically when the perfect pot is ready! When perking completely ceases, push the glass valve back to the down position, pour a cup and enjoy!