Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Filter Coffee

I saw a lot of filter coffee posts on the net, all of them are good and pretty much the same method I use also, but since I also drink it, I thought I must add my version to this list.


Let me tell you about my Filter, I take it with me, where ever I travel, along with the coffee powder. Recently at Newark Airport, I had to take an early morning flight back to Atlanta.
I had just made Filter Coffee in the morning and had washed the filter immediately and packed, the security guard looked at in the Xray and asked what kind of contraption it was, and I said, it is a coffee filter, and sure enough he opened it and could smell the coffee and he was intrigued .... :)

Now lets read the instructions,
You will need a filter for this, it has 4 parts, the cover, the press, the bottom, and the top with the holes. I grind my own coffee beans with a Braun Coffee Grinder. I buy the Millstone Columbia Supremo coffee beans, and grind what I need every day. (Yes, I do this EVERY morning). To use the powder in the filter, it has to be super fine.

For 2 people to drink coffee
You need
Coffee Powder - 3 Table spoons
Milk - 2 Cups
Sugar - as needed
Boiling Water - 1/2 cup
Method
---> Take the Coffee powder, and press in to the top part of the filter and use the press to press it down well
---> The water should be boiling water, and should be poured s-lo-wl-y over it
---> Cover the filter
In 5 to 10 minutes you should have the decoction
---> Take 1 cup of milk in a microwaveble pyrex glass cup and heat it well
--->Pour the milk frothy in a cup
and mix in 1/2 the decoction in it and add the sugar and you can have coffee
and repeat the same instructions for the second cup of coffee.

That is my favorite cup to have coffee. My family in India, tell me that I drink it in a jug, but I prefer to call it a cup :)

I liked these two posts on filter coffee also,

http://saffrontrail.blogspot.com/2006/08/madras-filter-kaapi-take-swig-of.html

http://beyondcurries.blogspot.com/2009/04/filter-coffee.html

4 comments:

Asha said...

LOL! I would have loved to see his face! You know Italians have a similar one like our's to. My husband's family owns a coffee plantation, so you can imagine coffee brewing all the time there, whole day!!:D

Most I make is Bru instant coffee, other than that my hubby makes the coffee. He doesn't like it when I make it!

smitha said...

hey! long time! i actually got the filter from my mom about a year ago and, like you, swear by it. LOVE my fliter coffee!

miss you by the way!

Anonymous said...

It is useful to try everything in practise anyway and I like that here it's always possible to find something new. :)

Raji (Atlanta) said...

Just got the chance to see your blog after a long time! You have a lot of things on here. Everything looks great!