Filter Coffee

Traditional South Indian Filter Coffee or Kaapi recipe with a step-by-step and detailed recipe. This recipe will guide you to make this at home. This is one of the most famous coffee in South India that is drunk by so many people. Serving coffee is a culture mainly in the states of South India like Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Andhra Pradesh. Each and every person visiting the house is served with a cup of coffee. However, the culture is no more restricted to these states, this coffee is liked by many. Moreover, let us get into more details of this.

What is Filter Coffee

Traditional South Indian Filter Coffee is a coffee drink that is prepared by mixing boiled milk, sugar, and coffee brew. The process of brewing by the percolation of finely ground coffee powder in a traditional Indian filter is known as Filter Coffee.

In South India, this is also known as Kaapi. This coffee is also referred to as unique names in different regions like Madras filter coffee, Madras kaapi, Kumbakonam degree coffee, Mylapore filter coffee, or Mysore filter coffee.

Traditional South Indian Filter Coffee Recipe

Preparation Method

South Indian Filter 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.
  • the upper cup has two removable parts.
  • a pierced pressing disc with a central stem handle and a covering lid.
  • the upper cup is loaded with freshly ground coffee.
  • the grounds are then compressed with the stemmed disc into a uniform layer
Check the detailed pictures below to know this metal device

Metal device for Filter coffee recipe
Decoction for Filter Coffee Recipe
How to use filter for Filter Coffee Recipe

Step-by-Step Recipe of Filter Coffee

Ingredients:
This recipe will yield 3-4 tumblers
4 tsp ground coffee,
1 cup of water
2-3 tsp sugar, or as per the taste
1 cup full-fat milk

Method:
How to filter the coffee:
1. Firstly, Keep coffee powder, filter coffee steel device, and water ready.

Ingredients ready for Filter Coffee Recipe

2 Now place the top vessel of the steel filter on the lower one.

Adding Coffee for Filter Coffee Recipe

3. Add 4 tsp of ground coffee on the top vessel and place it in the vessel with the perforations.

Adding more coffee for Filter Coffee Recipe

4. Now place the disc with the handle on the ground coffee, pressing it lightly.

Filter-Coffee-Step-8 kaapi decoction

5. Boil water on the stove and pour it in the top steel vessel as shown in the picture.

Adding Hot water in filter coffee recipe

6. Cover it with a lid and wait for 10 minutes.

waiting for water to filter for Filter Coffee Recipe
Closing the lid for Filter Coffee Recipe

7. Finally, after 10 minutes you will see the coffee decoction in the lower vessel.

Coffee decoction for Filter Coffee Recipe
liquid coffee for Filter Coffee Recipe

Tumbler used to serve this coffee

Traditional this Coffee is always served in special steel tumblers known as Dabarah or Davarah, a wide metal saucer with lipped walls. Please see the picture below.

Dabarah or Davarah to serve Tradtional south Indian Filter Kaapi
Dabarah, Steel Tumblers in which Filter Coffee is served.

How to make the Coffee :

8. Heat milk in a pan and bring it to a boil.

Boiling milk for filter kaapi recipe

9. Now add 1 or 2 tsp sugar in the steel tumbler as shown in the picture.

Adding sugar in the Dabarah for filter coffee recipe

10. Strain and pour hot milk into the tumbler and now add the coffee brew as shown below in the pictures.Pouring hot milk for filter kaapi in the dabarah in traditional south indian style
Pouring coffee decoction for Filter Coffee Recipe

How to serve this Coffee:

11. It is usually served in Dabarah after pouring back and forth several times with your hands.

 A term related to the distance between the pouring and receiving cup leads to another name for the drink, “Meter Coffee”.

Serving filter coffee, also termed as meter coffee

12. This is the traditional way as it helps in mixing sugar, milk, and coffee well.

Pouring filter kaapi back in glass for the froth

13. It also allows you to cool down the piping hot coffee and when served you can drink this coffee sip by sip.

Filter Coffee ready to serve in Dabarah

14. Finally, filter coffee is ready to serve, Have it immediately.

Filter Coffee | Filter Kaapi | Meter Coffee | South Indian Style Filter Coffee

Hot and Frothy Filter Coffee | Filter Kaapi | Meter Coffee served in Dabarah

Filter Coffee Recipe | Filter Kaapi | South Indian Filter Coffee

South Indian Filter Coffee

Hetal Kamdar
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine Indian
Servings 3
Calories 59 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 4 tsp ground coffee
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2-3 tsp sugar or as per the taste
  • 1 cup full-fat milk

Instructions
 

  • How to filter the coffee:
  • Firstly, Keep coffee powder, filter coffee steel device, and water ready.
  • 2 Now place the top vessel of the steel filter on the lower one.
  • Add 4 tsp of ground coffee on the top vessel and place it in the vessel with the perforations.
  • Now place the disc with the handle on the ground coffee, pressing it lightly.
  • Boil water on the stove and pour it in the top steel vessel as shown in the picture.
  • Cover it with a lid and wait for 10 minutes.
  • Finally, after 10 minutes you will see the coffee decoction in the lower vessel.
  • How to make the Coffee :
  • Heat milk in a pan and bring it to a boil.
  • Now add 1 or 2 tsp sugar in the steel tumbler as shown in the picture.
  • Strain and pour hot milk into the tumbler and now add the coffee brew.
  • How to serve this Coffee:
  • Filter Coffee is usually served in Dabarah after pouring back and forth several times with your hands.
  • This is the traditional way as it helps in mixing sugar, milk, and coffee well.
  • It also allows you to cool down the piping hot coffee and when served you can drink the filter coffee sip by sip

Nutrition

Calories: 59kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 2gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 38mgPotassium: 104mgSugar: 7gVitamin A: 128IUCalcium: 89mg
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Enjoy your Kaapi!

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