Brewing 'Madras Coffee' with Indian
Filter: An Indian Coffee
filter is a two portion metal container, the bottom portion
is for collection and the top portion is where the ground
coffee and boiling water are placed. A mushroom shaped
filter is located within the top portion. The compatible
grind for this filter is the Turkish grind.
Brewing: Everyone has his
or her own way of drinking coffee. Some like it strong,
some like it light, some like it with a lot of cream and
some like it black. The brew that comes from an Indian
coffee filter is called decoction. The decoction can be
made strong or light based on the number of spoons of
coffee powder that you add to the filter.
* CAUTION! Stainless Steal
Follow the directions below to create
an authentic cup of Madras coffee using the Indian filter:
Open the lid of the top
portion of the filter
- Remove the mushroom shaped filter from
inside the top portion.
- Add 3 to 6 spoons (based on your taste
for strong or light coffee) of finely ground/Turkish
ground Indian Coffee.
- Replace mushroom shaped filter
- Add boiling water into the top portion.
- Replace lid immediately by holding the
base firmly. (Exercise extreme caution - stainless Steel
conducts heat, the filter will become extremely hot
- Brewing should take anywhere from 30
minutes to an hour based on the ground and the quantity
- Once all the water from the top container
has drained to the bottom container, store the decoction
in a glass or a steel container. If the Decoction is
stored in the refrigerator, the freshness is maintained
Making Madras Coffee:
A typical cup of Madras coffee on average is decoction
to milk ratio of 1:3. Again, base this on your preferences
of coffee strength.
Boil the Milk in a pan.
Turn heat off immediately after milk has boiled or reached
Add the decoction to the boiling Milk. If boiled the decoctions
flavor and freshness will be ruined.
Sugar to taste.
Your Madras Coffee is now ready to be served, enjoy!
The Indian Coffee Filter
is now available for purchase through our site.