The art of making the right filter coffee is always be suspense, no matter how much you have mastered it. One might know the proportions, but still keep fingers twisted owing to the powder that has been bought. Decades ago, South Indian women bought the beans, roasted them leisurely in the afternoons and ground them manually. Hence, the taste was uniform and a matter of celebration for the coffee connoisseur. Since filter coffee as a beverage has mingled with a South Indian’s lifestyle, it is cherished and leisurely enjoyed as detailed as Carnatic music.
Buy filter coffee at Opportunity Infinity in three chicory combinations namely 70:30, 80:20 and 90:10. Chicory adds to the thickness of decoction. The 70:30 ratio maintains quality of the coffee powder for 6 months. Though chicory has nutrients such as manganese, vitamin B6, potassium, vitamin C, phosphorus, Folate and protein, besides having a reputation of improving digestive health, lowering blood sugar and decreasing inflammation, anything is fine until it is consumed in controlled limits. It is one health drink which is healthy only till it is not over done.
In 80:20 coffee and chicory blend, the beverage is less acidic and the flavours are a bit sharper. For mild taste, 90:10 blend or coffee without chicory, is recommended. Arabica seeds and Robusta seeds are taken in equal portions to grind coffee powder coarsely. Arabica is considered healthier than Robusta which has more caffeine. Coffee should not be roasted more than 200 degrees and carefully ground so that the aroma is locked in.
Understanding the filter vessel and mastering the art of making perfect decoction, should be experienced rather than reading about it. It is developing a relation with the filter vessel when you master the amount of powder that you put in the upper part, closing it carefully and the amount and temperature of water that you pour, so that the decoction drops in the right consistency in the lower part, without staying in the top vessel. The pressure with which you place the perforated disk, counts.