Monday, January 31, 2011

South Indian Filter Coffee

Filter Coffee

I like coffee since childhood. I learnt how to make Filter coffee from my mother.My husband also is coffee lover. So my coffee liking continues to influence my present home as well.


Filter coffee powder is different from instant coffee powder. In India, Filter coffee powder is sold in coffee shops and in grocery stores. What makes the filter coffee powder unique is the proportionate mixture of ground roasted coffee beans with powdered chicory. Chicory enhances the taste and the smell of coffee.


The filter coffee is made using an instrument called the coffee filter. The filter brews coffee into a fine dicoction.
The coffee filter is made of two cups:(upper one fits onto the lower one.)
1. Upper cup is like a filter(with pierced base) for filtering out the brewed coffee. The upper cup usually comes with a lid and
2. Bottom cup to collect the decoction(brewed coffee)

Today i will show you how to make Indian filter coffee.
I have used a traditional brass coffee filter here, but these days everyone uses stainless steel coffee filters, because they are cleaner and easier to maintain.


The assembled coffee Filter

The lid is removed and the filter Coffee powder is poured into the upper cup(4 table spoons for 6 cups of coffee)


Boiled water is filled into the upper cup...

Filtered Coffee Decoction(brewed coffee) gets collected into the lower cup in 5 min


Coffee decoction is poured into a brass tumbler.(usually 1/4 volume of the tumbler)
Boiled milk is poured into the remaining volume and mixed. Sugar is added based on personal preference.

Filter coffee is ready!!!


20 comments:

  1. Thatz what I call a perfect filter coffee:-)
    You make me crave for hot filter coffee now!!
    For sure I am gone get one Coffee filter during my next visit to India:-)

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  2. Hi Ramya
    So nice of you,it means a true south indian coffee lover,happy shopping.

    Hi divya
    thank you my dear

    cheers
    rani

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  3. I had filter kafi at chennai and loved it. CCD & Barista coffee are no where around it !! I love the little brass glasses in which you served the kafi ....

    Thanks for dropping by mu blog.

    Cheers,
    Satrupa

    http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

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  4. Hi Satrupa


    Happy to know that you liked brass coffee dabarah and tumbler(little brass glass and cup name),one more kafi.. lover in my blog

    Thanks for visit my blog.

    cheers
    rani

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  5. I also like a little chicory in my coffee!

    Cheers,
    Nik

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  6. Yes Nik, chicory will give thickness and taste for brewed coffee. Thank you.

    cheers
    rani

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  8. I am big fan of filter coffee and my day starts only with a cup of hot coffee.Nice pics
    Do drop by
    Padhuskitchen
    when u find time

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  9. PERFECT...I soooooooooo want to grab that glass right now and drink it up :)

    US Masala

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  10. Hi
    Wav, more coffee lovers....
    paddu and aipi thanks a lot.

    paddu thank you for visit my blog.

    cheers
    rani

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  11. Hi Rani

    My grandfather also mixed chicory in the coffee,
    was delicious.I also love coffee. Yours copper
    cups are very nice.

    Cheers
    Marimi

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  13. Hi Marimi

    One more coffee lover in my blog.My regards to your grandfather.Nice to know you liked coffee cups.

    warm wishes
    rani

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  14. This is my absolute favorite kind of coffee - Miss it very much here :(( Thanks for stopping by my blog - happy to have you follow :)- could not see you - Please check your follow settings - I would love to see you there dear :)))

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  15. My husband bought the coffee filter in Trichur. I think he has tried it only once. Will let him know about your instructions. Is it necessary to add powder chicory?

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  16. HI Keats
    Happy to know that your husband has bought a coffee filter. No it is not necessary to add powdered chicory. It is usually added because it makes the decocotion thick also its granular nature helps the coffee perculate.

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  17. kudos to the affinity to your old gold vessels. nice work. little doubt about the brass coffee filter. heat diffcusement is a big problem. we can't handle with heated decotion. how are you managing it.? just curious

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  18. Nice blog comment chicory I like chicory this is hallty is the valuable herb which for a long time has won popularity in national medicine.Chicory was also often prescribed by herbalists of recent centuries to cure a whole host of ailments; the herbalist of the middle ages often recommended herbal remedies made from the chicory roots as tonics, as laxatives, and as diuretics.
    http://www.adeptimpex.com/chicory-powder.php

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  19. I really like the taste of coffee.

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