2 cups of coffee

Cooking Time

15 minutes


  • 4 tbsp Ground coffee beans
  • 200 ml Boiling water
  • Sugar
  • Milk
  • Ice cubes
  • Cream

There is life before and after you have filter coffee. Once you have had great filter coffee, it is nearly impossible to go back to instant coffee. Coffee is a complex subject where every little thing matters—the type of coffee beans (Robusta or Arabica), where it is grown, how it is processed, how it is roasted, how fine or coarse it is ground, by which method it is brewed, at what temperature, and so on. But in this episode we are keeping things simple. This is meant to be an introduction to using a basic south Indian coffee filter and how to use the coffee decoction to make a cup of coffee at home.

Recipe Notes

  • In India, coffee is mostly grown in the southern estates. Coffee grounds in South India are typically mixed with chicory, which gives it body and a rich colour.
  • A south Indian coffee filter has four parts—lower collection chamber, upper perforated brewing chamber, tamper or press, and the lid.


  1. Put coffee grounds in the perforated brewing chamber of the south Indian coffee filter. Shake to level the coffee grounds and gently press down the tamper.
  2. Pour hot water over the grounds. Put the lid on and wait for the coffee to drip down to the lower collection chamber. This will take about 20 minutes.
  3. You can now use the strong coffee decoction collected in the lower chamber to make different kinds of drinks.


Coffee Glass/Tumbler with Dabara (set of 6)


Coffee Glass/Tumbler with Dabara (set of 6)

150 ml each glass

South Indian coffee filter

South Indian coffee filter