No day in the in the South Indian household begins without brewing filter coffee. While I prefer drinking Chai ( tea ) over coffee , I sometimes give in to its aroma . A perfectly made coffee reminds me of the taste of " coffee bite " -toffees from childhood . Wired of how we associate food to some happy days in our life . I am new to the art of making coffee. I picked up the traditional steel filter to brew coffee only a year back . I was just married then and my husband loved coffee :) I went through all possible resources on internet to learn to make it right. Now , I have developed my own way around it .
I have a medium-large filter , It can make 7-8 tumblers of strong coffee
- 5 heaped Tbs of coarsely ground coffee powder ( I use " Bru Ground and Roast " )
- The traditional steel filter has 2 compartments , a long steel insert and a lid . Remove the lid and the insert . Add the coffee powder and replace the long insert back
- Bring 2 cups of water to a rolling boil . Add the boiling water to the upper compartment until full . Put back the lid and set aside for 3-4 hours. The decoction will percolate to the lower compartment
- To make coffee : Heat milk in a sauce pan . Bring to boil . Turn down the stove heat and add decoction to your liking . ( I like mine strong )
- Add sugar ( I add 1/2 Tbs of sugar per tumbler of coffee )
- Pour the coffee into a steel tumbler . Enjoy !
- Do not over heat the coffee after adding the decoction
- Using organic milk enhances the taste
- Pour the coffee into the tumbler from a height to create a foam