Kaapi – where it all starts


My visions of a perfect morning can never be complete without a steaming tumbler of coffee resting on a steel dabara. Growing up my mom used to brew it in a way that has now become my standard to emulate. 100% peaberry, no chicory, medium roast and brewed using a regular stainless steel filter.

Stuff you will need:

Columbian coffee medium roast – 3 scoops
Indian style press filter
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup milk

How to make it?

Spoon the coffee powder into the filter and press it down well. Heat water to a rolling boil. Slowly pour the water in a circular motion till the filter is full. The water percolates through the packed powder and filters into the bottom chamber in a thick delicious brew.

Heat half a cup of milk till it almost boils over, add sugar and a generous measure of the brew into it. Stir it in and soak up the morning with the kaapi in hand.

Serves one

Special Notes:

This is an ode to my Appa.