Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Filter coffee…

Filter coffee is as indigenous to this region as no other regions in the world make their coffee like this…
Coffee is brewed with a metal device that resembles two cylindrical cups, one of which has a pierced bottom that nests into the top, leaving ample room underneath to receive the brewed coffee also called as decoction. The coffee is served along with sweetened milk in a typical Davarah (or dabarah) and tumbler, (kept in the tray to the right) a conical steel tumbler and Davarah is a wide metal saucer with lipped walls. Coffee is typically served after pouring back and forth between the dabarah and the tumbler in huge arc-like motions of the hand. This serves several purposes: mixing the ingredients (including sugar) thoroughly; cooling the hot coffee down to a sipping temperature… More …

7 comments:

Leif Hagen Wed Aug 12, 05:08:00 PM GMT+5:30  

Coffee time! I'm in!

Sowmya Thu Aug 13, 05:36:00 AM GMT+5:30  

Nothing to beat the taste of the traditional filter "kaapi" that you get on every nook and corner in Bangalore. Here in the US for 10 years, I am still trying to find the coffee which comes close to this.

Jacob Thu Aug 13, 07:47:00 AM GMT+5:30  

Fascinating. I'll bet that coffee is very strong, too, right?

Rajesh Dangi Thu Aug 13, 01:28:00 PM GMT+5:30  

Thanks...

Jacob, it depends on the portion of decoction you use wrt milk, more the decoction stronger the favour.

Jacob Thu Aug 13, 01:54:00 PM GMT+5:30  

Okay, that makes sense. Thanks. Perhaps some day I'll get a chance to try it!

Shreya Mon Jul 18, 09:36:00 PM GMT+5:30  

Hi,
I am from Bangalore too and I really liked your detailed description of how coffee is made. I just started a page on facebook to try and get people from around the world to describe how they traditionally prepare coffee! Would you mind if I posted the link your blog on that page?

Rajesh Dangi Tue Jul 19, 10:17:00 AM GMT+5:30  

@Shreya, BDP is under creative commons thus pls feel free to use any content from BDP with proper credit to BDP and link backs. Thx