Tried and tasted by Nivedita
I learnt making tea at the age of 6. But never used to have it. I am good girl. Am I?? I started drinking coffee at very young age. This habit came from my mother. Till today her day starts with a big mug of filter coffee.
I love a cup of hot coffee from my mother and I missed her coffee all those 12 years I was in UAE. Now I am enjoying it again.
Coffee is more popular in South India and One must taste the Madras coffee. Idly and coffee is must for breakfast in South India.
The history of coffee goes at least as far back as the thirteenth century, though coffee's origin remains unclear.The word "coffee" entered English in 1598 via Dutch koffie. This word was created via Turkish kahve, the Turkish pronunciation Arabic qahwa. Read more here .
Coffee beans are roasted and crushed into fine powder. I will not go in detail as the post will too long. But the smell of fresh ground coffee powder takes me to another world.
After easy availabilty of coffee machines, automatic coffee makers, the use of original coffee filter is very less.
In my house, we still use that traditional South Indian filter. The photo is below. We have the smaller size as we are very few people at home.
We use few brands, one is Panduranga, Green label or the locally made fresh coffee powder. Some times we mix two powders and keep it.
AS Per Niveditha's request, I am just adding lines below the photo(Thanks Niveditha)
Boil 2 cups of water.
For making filter:
Coffee powder - 2 to 3 tbsp as per the taste you want (more for stronger coffee)
Water - 2 cups
Boil the water and follow the photos to make filter coffee. I think its easier than writing.
Put the coffee powder in the upper part of the filter(where there are holes)
Cover it with the filter cap.
Add the boiling water till the top. and keep it closed for half an hour.
After half an hour the filtered coffee dicoction is ready.
Filter coffee dicoction is ready. Some times, I make and keep it in the fridge for 2 days.
Now to make 1 big cup of coffee
Coffee dicoction - 1 cup
Sugar - 1 tbsp
Hot or warm milk - 1cup
Put one cup of decoction and sugar in a steel vessel. Boil it. Add milk once it starts boiling. Boil for a minute.
Take one cup of dicoction and keep it to boil with 1 tsp of sugar.
Boil the milk.
Add one cup of milk to the boiling decoction. And boil for 30 to 45 seconds.
Put (or sieve) into a mug, cup or steel tumbler.
Enjoy the coffee.
Sending a cup of coffee to