Coffee comes in all shapes and sizes. In a south Indian brahmin household we wake up to the refreshing aroma of the Filter Coffee. Each family has their brew of coffee bought from that one shop and a specific proportion of Coffee beans and Chicory.
While growing up, coffee was an adult's drink, kids were allowed no where near it. I couldn't wait to grow up just to drink a cup in the morning. So, my dad is the coffee expert at home, he makes the best coffee. Making coffee is an art, not everyone can get it right. There is a difference in the taste of filter coffee depending on the way it is prepared. For example, while making coffee if you add the decoction to the milk and boil it, and when you add the milk to the decoction and boil it. There is difference in the taste.
For me personally, I love it when I am standing in a coffee shop and they are making the coffee in front of me. From the aroma while crushing of the roasted coffee beans to when the frothy milk is added into a cup with such pretty patterns.
I can go on and on about coffee, let's leave it here for now and get back to our Filter Coffee.
The most important ingredient is the coffee powder. It depends on you, on which one you like the best. Experimenting with the proportion of coffee is the best way to go. Also the best filter coffee is always the one made with a fresh batch of decoction and fresh milk.
You will need a coffee filter or a coffee maker to make the filter coffee.
- Add couple of spoons of the coffee powder into the filter ( Depending on how strong you want the decoction)
- Boil the water and slowly add the water to the filter. This step is taken care of in a coffee maker.
- The coffee decoction drips down to the container below or get collected in the jar in the coffee maker.
- Boil the fresh milk.
- Add the decoction into a cup, add the piping hot milk into the cup with the decoction, Add sugar for taste. Mix it up so that the end result is frothy. It adds to the taste of it.
- And your home made filter coffee is ready :) Enjoy!