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How to make Filter Coffee
How to make Filter Coffee

Filter coffee is south India's pride. Aromatic, milky, strong and frothy, the filter coffee differs in taste and make from its 'instant' variant. To make the traditional filter coffee, you need the coffee making container. The container comes in two parts. The upper part is where the coffee powder goes. It gets filtered and collected in the lower container.

The decoction (filtered, liquid coffee) is then passed over to a tumbler (steel cup) to which boiled milk and sugar is added. It is easily made and delicious.

Watch the video and wake up to frothy, hot filter coffee!


5-6 tsp filter coffee powder

1 ½ cups milk

Sugar, as required

Water, as required


Assemble the filter coffee making container

In the upper container, put in the coffee powder

Level it by giving the container a light shake

Boil water in a saucepan

Pour boiling water into the upper container

Close with the lid and wait for the coffee to get filtered. It will take about 2 minutes

Once all the water has been filtered into the lower container, pour water once again into the upper container, a little less than the first time

Collect the decoction

Boil milk in a saucepan

Pour ¼ cup (or as required) filtered coffee into the tumbler (steel cup)

Pour in the hot milk

Add enough sugar

Now, pour from the tumbler to the davara (steel bowl) and back to make the traditional frothy filter coffee

Serve piping hot!

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