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filter coffee recipe | filter kaapi recipe | south indian filter coffee

easy filter coffee recipe | filter kaapi recipe | south indian filter coffee
Course beverage
Cuisine south indian
Keyword filter coffee recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 coffee
Calories 85kcal


for decoction:

  • cup water
  • 3 tbsp coffee powder

for coffee:

  • cup milk
  • 4 tsp sugar


  • firstly, take a coffee filter of 5-6 serves. it consists of 2 cylindrical vessels (bottom one for collecting brewed coffee decoction and the top one with perforated holes for adding ground coffee powder), pressing disk and a lid.
  • add in 3 tbsp of filter coffee powder / ground coffee into the perforated vessel. add more coffee powder, for strong coffee.
  • press tightly with the help of pressing disk.
  • boil 1½ cup of water and pour slowly into the top vessel covering almost full.
  • cover with the lid and rest for 30 minutes without disturbing.
  • after 30 minutes, the decoction would have collected at the bottom of the vessel.
  • pour ¼ of the glass with the decoction. adjust the quantity of decoction based on strong you prefer.
  • add in 1 tsp of sugar or adjust to your sweetness.
  • also pour hot boiling milk, separating cream. adjust the quantity of milk-based on strong you prefer.
  • mix to dissolve sugar with the help of davarah or dabarah for an authentic feel. you can also use another glass.
  • mix 2 times to get frothy filter coffee. do not over mix as the coffee cools.
  • finally, serve south indian filter coffee immediately in the traditional tumbler and dabarah / davarah.


Calories: 85kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 45mg | Potassium: 253mg | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 148IU | Calcium: 111mg | Iron: 1mg