What type of coffee drinker are you? Strong Brew? Creamy and Sweet? Flavored? Let me share with you the best coffee I’ve had.
Caffeine is the only addiction I had. I am a former coffee addict/coffee zombie. I wouldn’t function without coffee. I was a classic coffee drinker, a teaspoon of coffee with a little splash of milk and a little sugar. If ever I will add some flavor, it will be the nutty notes.
The best coffee I mentioned earlier is the only coffee I drink now whenever I have the chance. It is called South Indian Filter Coffee. The coffee that doesn’t need a stirrer nor a teaspoon to be mixed.
South Indian Filter Coffee or known as “Kaapi” is made by mixing boiled full-fat fresh milk with filtered coffee. The filtered coffee is brewed with a metal device that resembles two cylindrical cups, one of which has a pierced bottom that nests into the top of the ‘tumbler’ cup, leaving ample room beneath to receive the brewed coffee. The upper cup has two removable parts: a pierced pressing disc with a central stem handle and a covering lid. It is traditionally consumed by adding a couple of teaspoons of this strong elixir to the boiled milk plus a teaspoon or two of sugar in a “tumbler” and “dabarah”. It is then poured back and forth between these two vessels, creating a frothed milk and mixing the sugar at the same time. It also cools down the coffee mixture. TIP: If you want your coffee strong, do this last step just a couple of times.
This Filtered Coffee is from Saravana Bhavan in Oud Metha. Saravan Bhavan has a lot of branches all over U.A.E. I had Mysore Masala Dosa with my coffee which is a great way to start your day.
Let me know in the comments how was your South Indian Filtered Coffee experience.