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5 from 4 votes

Filter Coffee | South Indian Coffee

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Drinks
Servings: 2


  • 4 tablespoons Ground coffee powder
  • 1 1/4 cup Milk (use non-dairy milk for vegan version)
  • 3/4 teaspoon Sugar/honey (optional)
  • 3/4 cup Water


  • Assemble the filter, open the lid. Put 4 tablespoons of coffee powder in the upper chamber of the filter. Compress it to the maximum using the pressing disc that comes along with the filter.
  • Boil 3/4 cup of water. Gradually pour the water on top of the coffee powder and let it seep through in the bottom chamber of the filter. It will take a few minutes.
  • Heat milk. Add sugar / honey (optional). The lesser the sweetness, the better, as it really brings out the taste of awesome coffee. Bring it to a boil and turn off the heat.
  • Divide the coffee concoction into 2 cups. Pour the milk through a strainer in each of these cups. Straining is optional, but for me, it's a must as I do not like the malai/cream which forms as a result of boiling the milk. Pour it as shown in the video. That will ensure you get nice and frothy coffee with lots of bubbles on top. 

    Enjoy :) 


Generally South Indian coffee tastes best when there is at least 20% of chicory in the coffee.  I didn't have that version on hand, and had been meaning to use the one I had - 'The Ship and the Whale Coffee Roaster' ground coffee powder - hence I used that one.