Before you begin to wonder how to make Indian filter coffee, there’s an even more important question you should ask yourself.
Yes, we get it. Chances are that your mind is abuzz with all the praises you’ve heard from friends about the delightful aroma of filter coffee. And you want to know what all the hype is about.
Once you've had the chance to learn some interesting facts about Indian filter coffee, you should ideally think about what to keep in mind before buying it.
Here are 7 things to take note of. Literally. Go on, get a notepad and jot down some factors that you’ll find useful to know before your filter coffee shopping spree.
Source of Coffee
For us, the source of the coffee is one of the topmost factors to consider. This includes learning where the coffee beans have grown, where & how it is roasted, and where the coffee gets ground.
You see, the source matters because different origins and manufacturing locations considerably affect the flavour profile of the coffee.
For instance, the Malgudi Days filter coffees are sourced from India and processed in Sydney. Several of our products are chicory-free.
Another thing that varies from brand to brand is the process of cultivating the plant, harvesting it, etc.
Once you develop a taste for filter coffee, you’ll understand the subtleties of its taste, and how the entire pre-packaging process impacts it.
This is what distinguishes various Indian filter coffees. No matter what your tastes & interests may be, you’ll find that there are flavours that appeal to you.
On the other hand, if you are more about having a spicy undertone to your coffee, then you should try the Royale filter coffee.
Understanding how the Indian filter coffee would feel based on your palate would bring you closer to picking one that is right for you.
Filter coffee in itself is quite a hands-on approach to coffee. What’s special about Indian filter coffee is that it can be made with a percolator or a steel drip filter.
You should consider these methods of brewing filter kaapi before you get the coffee grounds. Firstly, which of these types of equipment would you prefer to use. They both have their charms, but we’d highly recommend the traditional South Indian drip filter.
Ground & Roast Type
You’ll find coffee roasts and grounds of different types such as light, medium & dark roasts, and fine, medium & coarsely ground coffee.
Dark roasts are bitter with a heavy mouthfeel. Since they are roasted for a longer duration, they tend to give off a stronger taste and are less acidic than light roasts.
Medium roasts usually work out to be perfect for a lot of people because it brings together the best of both worlds - it’s moderately strong, flavourful, and yet doesn’t have the oiliness of some darker roasts.
Caffeine is often the elixir of life that keeps us going. That said, you’ll want to be careful about the caffeine content in the coffee you consume regularly.
Especially if consuming too much caffeine proves to be harmful to your health.
Look at the product description to understand which filter coffee has more caffeine. This information will also help you decide whether you’d have to limit the number of cups you drink in a day.
Studies state that a typical cup of brewed filter coffee has about 96 mg of caffeine.
If filter coffee isn’t your first foray into the world of coffee, you’d probably be familiar with what chicory is.
It is a plant that is ground and often substituted with coffee. Since the time of the Great Depression, the norm of mixing chicory and coffee has become common. So much so that many companies still offer such blends.
Chicory has some health benefits and also enhances the flavour of the coffee.
But if for some reason, you’d prefer to have coffee without any chicory content, you should make sure to inquire about that.
The trick to making your filter coffee taste wonderful for a long time is to store it well.
Most common storage specifications mention that the coffee grounds must be placed in an airtight container in a cool, dark place.
This prevents moisture from getting into the container and spoiling your coffee. It also keeps the coffee grounds fresh for longer.
Depending on where you live and the room temperature in your house, you may need to take specific measures to store the coffee correctly. Such information will likely be provided on the product packaging.
As they say, it’s all in the details. When you’re making Indian filter coffee, even the smallest consideration would make a substantial difference.
With these tips, you’ll be armed with the necessary information to buy coffee that not only suits your tastes but also aligns with your lifestyle and health choices.
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