Directions


HOW TO MAKE SOUTH INDIAN FILTER KAAPI

Directions for making South Indian filter coffee with Small Filter

- DECOCTION -

(COFFEE CONCENTRATE)

Step 1

Add 3-4 tbsp of coffee powder to filter container.

Step 2

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).

Step 3

Add hot water slowly to perforated line and close lid.

Brew ~15 minutes.

 

- KAAPI -

Step 4

Pour decoction, and sugar if desired, into tumbler. Careful, the filter may be VERY HOT!

Step 5

Add hot milk, pouring back and forth to aerate.  

On hot days, chilled milk and ice is also a good idea!

Enjoy! 

- TIPS FOR A BETTER BREW -

Coffee Grind
Coffee should be ground like a powder - between an Espresso and Turkish grind
Plunger
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  substituted