Filter Coffee - Filter Kaapi Recipe | How to make south indian filter coffee

Filter Coffee Recipe

Making filter coffee (filter kaapi) isnt a big deal but to get the perfection sure comes only practise. I am totally an instant coffee lover but can have filter coffee once in a while. Filter coffee is always ammas department as she loves it and she says she cant proceed her daily chores without her morning dose :)
Filter Kaapi
The below pic shows a south indian coffee filter. It has a lower container that collects the filtered coffee and upper container where the coffee powder and water is added to form the decotion.
Filter Kaapi Recipe
Though making instant coffee is easy when compared to filter coffee, the taste and flavour of filter coffee sure is worth the time taken for making a good filter coffee.
Filter Kaapi Recipe
Now lets get on to see how we prepare filter coffee:

Filter Kaapi(Coffee) Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 15 mins | Serves : 2 to 3
Recipe Category: Beverage | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

For the decotion:

Coffee Powder - 3 heaped tsp
Water - 1 cup

For the coffee:

Strong decotion - 1/4 cup(adjust according to the strongness you want)
Milk - 1 cup
Sugar - 1 tsp
Note* : This decotion can make around 2-3 cups of coffee depending on the strongness.


  1. First add 3 tsps of filter coffee powder to the filter container. Allow water to boil.Add the boiled water.
    How to make south indian filter coffee - Step1
  2. Add the top chamber of the filter. As you see the decotion drops and gets collected in the lower part of the filter as shown. After adding water close and keep it undisturbed for 10mins until all the decotion drops down.
    How to make south indian filter coffee - Step2
  3. Add sugar in the serving tumbler. Then add decotion may be 2- 3 tsp(depends on how strong you need your coffee to be). Boil milk.
    How to make south indian filter coffee - Step3
  4. Then strain milk in the same tumbler. Pour from the tawara to the tumbler for once or twice until frothy.
    How to make south indian filter coffee - Step4
Filter coffee is ready serve it hot and frothy.We always serve filter coffee in a set of tawara tumbler as shown in the pics.
Filter Coffee Recipe

My Notes:

Filter Coffee Recipe

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