To make South Indian filter coffee, you will need:
- coffee filter
- dabra – serving utensils
- small cooking pot
- 3 tablespoons finely ground coffee powder
- 4% fat milk
To first make the coffee decoction (syrup), follow these steps:
- Place the coffee powder in the upper chamber of the coffee filter and lightly level the powder using the pressing disc. Leave the disc in place after leveling. (Note: The powder shouldn’t be leveled as hard as espresso grounds)
- Place the upper chamber on the lower one, and fill the upper chamber with boiling water.
- Cover the coffee filter, and let it drip for 10 to 15 minutes.
- While the decoction is dripping, heat milk to a boil.
- When the decoction is complete, pour 1 to 2 tablespoons of the decoction into the dabra, and then fill the dabra cup with milk. Add sugar to taste.
- Pour the mix back and forth between the Dabarah and tumbler, using high arcing motions to pour, until the coffee is cool enough to drink.
- Serve hot.
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