Filter coffee: it’s an experience…

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At any Darshini restaurant in Bangalore, the south Indian “filter kaapi” (coffee that has been percolated through a filter, and always made with milk) is first poured into the glasses, where the colour gleams invitingly in the sunlight.

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Then, boiling, frothing milk (with or without sugar , as per the customer’s requirement) is added. One is one, the other one waits…

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This was taken at Vidyarthi Grand, on Kanakapura Road, one of my favourite post-birding-outing favourites.


Deepa Mohan
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Deepa Mohan is a freelance writer and avid naturalist.