South India is very famous for it aromatic filter coffee. South Indian coffee is milky and is served hot in a traditional tumbler and davara (see pic below). I love coffee very much - by coffee I mean filter coffee.I do not like these instant coffee varieties and never drink it. Earlier I was so much addicted to coffee and could not do any work in the morning without my cup of hot filter coffee. Though I have switched to oats porridge now, I still love filter coffee very much and drink occasionally or when I am in a mood to drink coffee. My most favorite brand is Lavazza. When it comes to local brands, I prefer narasus coffee powder.
|South Indian Filter Coffee|
South Indian coffee is brewed in a coffee filter. It comes in different sizes.Choose a filter according to your family needs.The coffee filter has 2 containers, an upper container with holes, a lower container to collect the decoction, a lid and a pressing disc with a center handle to press the powder which I do not have with me (so not shown in the picture below).
|South Indian Coffee Filter|
|How to make Filter coffee|
1. Put 3 tbsp of coffee powder in the upper container, fix it on top of the lower container and tap the container gently, so that the powder will settle evenly.
2. Bring water to rolling boil and pour it over the coffee powder. Close it with a lid and leave it undisturbed for 10-15 minutes.
3. The coffee decoction will get collected in the lower container (See picture 3).
4. Boil milk and simmer for a few minutes stirring continuously. Pour needed decoction in a cup and add milk and sugar to taste. If you want it strong, add more decoction, if you prefer mild coffee, add less decoction. Serve hot and frothy in tumbler and davara. Enjoy the aroma and the taste of South Indian filter coffee.
Tips for brewing a perfect filter coffee
Use fresh coffee powder, fresh decoction and fresh milk.
For a good coffee, coffee powder also plays an important role. Mix equal quantities of freshly roasted and ground Peaberry and Plantation A coffee beans for super tasting coffee. You can get it roasted and ground in a coffee shop which sells coffee powder. For thickness, some people add 50 grams chicory powder for 1 kg of coffee powder. I personally do not prefer it.
Coffee with left over decoction or old stock coffee powder does not taste good. So try to make fresh decoction every time you prepare coffee.
If the holes of the coffee filter is blocked, show it in direct flame for 2-3 seconds and then use it.
Dry the filter well before adding coffee powder.
Coffee filters come in various sizes. If using less coffee powder, use a small coffee filter.
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