Filter Coffee: The Elixir of Life

Filter Coffee: The Elixir of Life | Sweet Karam Coffee

Coffee lovers will agree that opening your eyes to a perfectly brewed cup of hot coffee and its aromatic smell gives the much-required kick on a rather uneventful morning. The beverage encourages, inspires, energizes and makes you believe that you can take on the whole world and nothing can get in your way. 

The smell and taste of coffee release dopamine which gives you a euphoric feeling (1). So, coffee has the ability to make you happier, and it does. There are more health benefits to drinking coffee than you might think, ranging from helping you to improve your memory to reducing the risk of you getting cancer. You’re going to be seeing the health benefits of drinking coffee.

Health Benefits of Coffee

  1. Reduces risk of getting Diseases:

Alzheimer’s disease mostly affects women more than men (2) and coffee helps reduce your risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease (3). Also, coffee doesn’t just reduce your chance of getting Parkinson’s disease, it helps manage the condition.

  1. Low chance of getting colon cancer:

Colon cancer is again, another health issue that mostly affects women as well as other types of cancer. (4) There are other diseases that affect mostly women and coffee helps reduce the risk of having them.

  1. Your Liver and Heart:

Coffee drinkers have been researched to have a higher chance of reaching a healthy enzyme level range of their liver than those who don’t drink coffee (5). Because coffee has the ability to increase heart rate, this can help ward off heart failure (6).

What is Filter Coffee and how do I make one?

The difference between your normal everyday coffee and filtered coffee is their grinds and the time it takes to brew them. Normal coffee has a smoother grind than filtered coffee and it takes less time to brew than filtered coffee. But filtered coffee, unlike unfiltered coffee, has added health benefits like a much more reduced tendency to have cardiovascular diseases (7). Other benefits of filter coffee include reduced risk of dying from stroke, ischemic heart disease and more.

The Indian Filter Coffee is made by a percolated brew of coffee powder with boiled frothy milk in a traditional Indian filter. Traditional South Indian Filter Coffee is a strong, milky coffee decoction that’s made with a Brass Coffee Filter, and served in a Brass Davara and Tumbler.

Drinking coffee in a brass cup has its benefits; the zinc in the brass helps to regulate the immune system. The brass filter coffee benefits range from healing wounds to new blood vessel formation. Other benefits include antibody production to inflammatory responses.

How to make filter coffee

The Coffee Filter consists of two cups, one placed on top of the other. The upper cup holds the finely ground coffee powder, & it has holes that let the brew drip into the lower cup. The strong decoction is collected in the lower cup. There is also a pressing disc tamping the grounds & a lid to keep the decoction warm while brewing.



The first drip of the coffee is the most fragrant & flavorful. Ideally, the brewing takes anywhere between 10 to 30 minutes & believe me, it is the worth the wait.

Once the coffee is brewed, it is poured back and forth between the Davara & Tumbler to cool it. Milk & sugar is added in this process & as a result, the decoction is aerated. The froth formed on top is the essence of a beautiful cup of coffee.


Other names for the beverage include Kumbakonam Degree Coffee, Mylapore Filter Coffee, Kaapi, which is a South Indian phonetic approximation of "coffee".

Filter coffee goes well with our favorite dosas, idlis, and bajjis. Be it the rains or a hot summer break. The tantalizing aroma of freshly brewed filter coffee with home foods frying fresh is a match made in heaven.

Cheers to the divine drink! 

Explore an exciting range of coffee products at sweetkaramcoffee.in: 

1. Coffee Powder                                                       

2. Brass Davara Tumbler                                           

3. Brass Coffee Filter.

Step-by-step guide on a homemade filter coffee

  1. For a strong cup of coffee, add 4 teaspoons of coffee powder. For a light cup of coffee, add 1-2 tsp. And for a medium strong, add tsp between that.
  2. With a spoon or your finger, spread out the coffee powder.
  3. Boil some water and pour it into the vessel; filling up ¾ of the vessel that holds the coffee powder.
  4. The dripping of the coffee to the lower vessel begins. Let it sit for 10-30 minutes.
  5. Get your milk and sugar ready to add to the brew.
  6. Enjoy drinking your homemade filter coffee in a brass cup, or any cup.

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