HOW TO BREW

How to brew our Coffee the right way!

Traditional South Indian filter coffee is made with “coffee filter”. The coffee filter consists of two cylindrical cups, one that nests on top of the other. The upper cup holds the coffee grounds, and it has holes that let the brew drip into the lower cup.

The strong decoction is collected in the lower cup. There is also a pressing disc for tamping the grounds and a lid for keeping the decoction warm while brewing.

Once the coffee is brewed, it’s poured back and forth between 2 cups to cool it. This process also mixes in the sugar and hot milk, and it aerates the decoction. (This method of aeration produces a different type of foam than steam does.)



How to Make Traditional South Indian Filter Coffee
To make South Indian filter coffee, you will need:

Coffee Filter 2 cups
A small pot 3 Tbsp. coffee powder, or finely ground coffee
Milk Sugar


To make the decoction, & Coffee follow these steps:

STEP 1:

Place the coffee powder in the upper chamber of the coffee filter, and lightly tamp the powder using the pressing disc. Leave the disc in place after tamping. (Tamping mainly ensures that the coffee powder is even in the chamber. The powder shouldn’t be tamped as hard as espresso grounds.)

STEP 2:

Place the upper chamber on the lower one, and fill the upper chamber with boiling water.

STEP 3:

Cover the coffee filter, and let it brew for 10 to 15 minutes.

STEP 4:

While the decoction is brewing, heat milk to a boil on the stove.

STEP 5:

When the decoction is finished, pour 2 to 3 Tbsps. of the decoction into the cup, and then fill the cup with milk.

STEP 6:

Add your desired amount of sugar.

STEP 7:

Pour the mixture back and forth between 2 cups, using high arcing motions to pour, until the coffee is cool enough to drink.

STEP 8:

Serve in one of the cups

STEP 9:

Even though only two or three tablespoons of the decoction is used in the final beverage, the coffee is quite strong. Without milk added, the decoction is stronger than espresso.