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Hot Filter 'Kaapi' ( coffee) at Sri Krishna Udupi Bhavan, Balepet, Bangalore

...or Filter Coffee as we know it is the most popular beverage in the Southern States of India. Its still served in traditional steel utensils only - the steel glass "tumbler" holds the coffee and the steel bowl is used to cool the coffee down in case you are in a hurry! The expanded space causes evaporation and hence faster cooling. We drank some of the best filter coffee in Madras (now Chennai) and Tirupathi in the state of Andhra Pradesh.

 

Filter Coffee is a sweet milky coffee made from dark roasted coffee beans (70%–80%) and chicory (20%–30%), especially popular in the southern states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. The most commonly used coffee beans are Peaberry (preferred), Arabica, Malabar and Robusta grown in the hills of Kerala (Malabar region), Karnataka (Kodagu, Chikkamagaluru) and Tamil Nadu (Nilgiris District,Yercaud and Kodaikanal). The signature froth is created by pouring the coffee to and from the glass to the bowl in a vigorous motion.

On the road, at a Kamath's. Chipped saucer, but saucer nonetheless. :)

And the very telling granite table top.

 

One of the most refreshing cups of coffee I have had.

 

Enjoy your weekend, folks. :)

 

Nicer On Black

A regular scene in the lanes of avenue road where Palani who hales from Tamilnadu is preparing it.

sunlight streaming in on a chilly winter morning spent with the newspaper and filter kaapi

South Indian coffee (called Kaapi because it's the local name for it) has a distinctly strong taste with plenty of sugar added. When served, you usually have to pour it from cup to saucer and back to cup a number of times to cool it down. Definitely better than Nescafe - but be warned, a lot of restaurants WILL pass off Nescafe as South Indian kaapi, so ask before ordering.

 

Home delivery available

Murugan Idli Shop, Besant Nagar

1. Sandwich with bread and potato curry, made by Amma.

2. Maggi hot-n-sweet chilli tomato sauce, its different boss

3. Filter kaapi

Filter kaapi, Davangere Benne Dose Hotel, Kanakapura Road, 150718

Puri pAlyA, khAli dosA and filter kaapi, Darshini, Bannerghatta Rd, 141018

Shot at Mitra Samaj, Car Street, Udupi. This small hotel happens to be the birthplace of the Masala Dosa!

...for all my coffee loving flickr friends:-)