HOW TO MAKE SOUTH INDIAN FILTER KAAPI
Directions for making South Indian filter coffee with Small Filter
- DECOCTION -
Add 3-4 tbsp of coffee powder to filter container.
Level coffee and press down gently with plunger. You can also use your fingers, but if doing so, be sure to press more firmly (below pic).
Add hot water slowly to perforated line and close lid.
Brew ~15 minutes.
- KAAPI -
Pour decoction, and sugar if desired, into tumbler. Careful, the filter may be VERY HOT!
Add hot milk, pouring back and forth to aerate.
On hot days, chilled milk and ice is also a good idea!
- TIPS FOR A BETTER BREW -
Coffee should be ground like a powder - between an Espresso and Turkish grind
If water passes too quickly from the upper chamber to the lower chamber, press the plunger down more firmly. If pressed too gently, a watery decoction results; if pressed too firmly, the brew will take forever
If watery decoction still results, use more coffee powder
Coffee : Milk
The coffee decoction to milk ratio is about 1:3
Traditionally, whole milk is used, but almond or coconut milk may also be