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Morning Kaapi - what's your pick?

Which brand of coffee do you mostly relate to


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After the morning alarm, it is the Suda Suda Kaapi that is our next wake up call, especially in our Brahmin community. There are lots of brands out there, yet a few traditional ones are not just giving stiff competition to the baristas, but also thriving.
As a coffee lover, I'm looking at researching a few brands, especially the ones we use at home, and thought it best to start from here.

If there was one brand of coffee that you swear by (especially South Indian, Tamilnadu or Chennai) which one would it be?
The Brand we use and we stand by is not added to your list ! We use "LINGAM COFFEE" (w/o chicory) freshly ground from West Mamblam. Its the best coffee you can ever have.
 
I am surprised Cothas Coffee, a fast moving item, doesn't find a place in the voting list. Instead, instant coffee brands are included, which are least preferred by coffee aficionados :)
 

Kalsri

Member
After the morning alarm, it is the Suda Suda Kaapi that is our next wake up call, especially in our Brahmin community. There are lots of brands out there, yet a few traditional ones are not just giving stiff competition to the baristas, but also thriving.
As a coffee lover, I'm looking at researching a few brands, especially the ones we use at home, and thought it best to start from here.

If there was one brand of coffee that you swear by (especially South Indian, Tamilnadu or Chennai) which one would it be?
 

Kalsri

Member
After the morning alarm, it is the Suda Suda Kaapi that is our next wake up call, especially in our Brahmin community. There are lots of brands out there, yet a few traditional ones are not just giving stiff competition to the baristas, but also thriving.
As a coffee lover, I'm looking at researching a few brands, especially the ones we use at home, and thought it best to start from here.

If there was one brand of coffee that you swear by (especially South Indian, Tamilnadu or Chennai) which one would it be?
Awesome
 
I think the most delicious coffee was the one that my grandmother and then my mother used to make, buy the seeds from Coffee Board, roast it and then grind it twice a month to retain its freshness and aroma. Those were the days. Right now staying in Mumbai I get it from Mysore Concerns at Matunga King's circle. It's good but nowhere near the one made at home.
 

srjagan

Member
After the morning alarm, it is the Suda Suda Kaapi that is our next wake up call, especially in our Brahmin community. There are lots of brands out there, yet a few traditional ones are not just giving stiff competition to the baristas, but also thriving.
As a coffee lover, I'm looking at researching a few brands, especially the ones we use at home, and thought it best to start from here.

If there was one brand of coffee that you swear by (especially South Indian, Tamilnadu or Chennai) which one would it be?
In Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, Padma Coffee is popular. I use it. In Kumbakonam, Mohan's Coffee is very popular. You need to include local ciy brands to get a fair opinion. Just including brands like narasu's, Coffee day does not help in any one's research. My view.

Jagan Iyer
 
hi members, I am now 67+. During my childhood, my father used to get the coffee seeds from Indian Coffee House, at Trichur. Then, mother will roast it and grind it with the very old hand grinding machine (made in UK). Then the coffee is prepared for my athai, paatti, parents, chithappa and chithi. Since we had cow in our house, milk was abundant and we brothers were allowed to drink only milk in those days. After completing my schooling, I left for Calcutta and stayed with my Athai and athimbar and there I started the habit of taking very strong coffee, which I continue till date. In Calcutta also we used to get the seeds from Indian Coffee house and give it to a store, where they get it roast and grind it. Then slowly we shifted to Cothas, and some other brands, but nothing was giving the real aroma and taste of coffee. We were in Calcutta for five decades and somehow managed to get maximum strong coffee from whichever brand is available, sometimes need to add chicory also to increase the thickness. For last two years, we have shifted to Bangalore to join our son and heard about Padma coffee of Trichy. We are using it for the time being. It is OK. But it is the first thing we require in the early morning otherwise the whole day becomes drowsy.
 

kssg50

Member
After trying so many brands and their mixing combination for 100% pure coffee (Since Chicory doesn't suit me) I Have ended up with "Nescafe Classic" and using it for the past 15 years ! Thanks to Nescafe its taste !
 
None of these come close to Cothas. It is a brand in Karnataka and quality has unchanged for decades.

Also instant coffees in this list is an insult to coffee.

I hope I did not offend anyone
 

air67038

Member
After the morning alarm, it is the Suda Suda Kaapi that is our next wake up call, especially in our Brahmin community. There are lots of brands out there, yet a few traditional ones are not just giving stiff competition to the baristas, but also thriving.
As a coffee lover, I'm looking at researching a few brands, especially the ones we use at home, and thought it best to start from here.

If there was one brand of coffee that you swear by (especially South Indian, Tamilnadu or Chennai) which one would it be?
My preference is Narusu's . Love it to the core.
 

drkeerthi

Member
Geetha coffee mylapore. A mix of peberry and A in the ratio of 50:50 finely ground freshly without chicory is the best coffee combination. This coffee decotion must be made using traditional coffee filter to get aromatic coffee.
 

SureshIyer

New member
After the morning alarm, it is the Suda Suda Kaapi that is our next wake up call, especially in our Brahmin community. There are lots of brands out there, yet a few traditional ones are not just giving stiff competition to the baristas, but also thriving.
As a coffee lover, I'm looking at researching a few brands, especially the ones we use at home, and thought it best to start from here.

If there was one brand of coffee that you swear by (especially South Indian, Tamilnadu or Chennai) which one would it be?
While I love to have an authentic Southern Indian Filter Coffee. Being Mahaperiyava's devotee I try my best to stay away from all of these. Please see the below 2 links about Mahaperiyava says about drinking coffee and tea.

 

srgopi

Member
In my childhood days i used to drink Narasus coffee. From 2009 to 2016 i stayed in Bangalore, there you can get ultimate coffee in small hotels as well as big hotels like Adigas, Kamat, etc., The coffee taste will lasts 10 mins after drinking it. The coffee Powder called "Bayers" is My all time favorite one and "Cothas" also good.

Recently I found Ready made coffee decoction in hotel "Hot Chips" in chennai outlets costs around Rs.40/- is too good. You can serve 5 coffee out of that ready made sachet.

The amount of sugar decides the taste of the coffee.

Thanks Admin for the opportunity to participate in this survey

Gopi
 
After the morning alarm, it is the Suda Suda Kaapi that is our next wake up call, especially in our Brahmin community. There are lots of brands out there, yet a few traditional ones are not just giving stiff competition to the baristas, but also thriving.
As a coffee lover, I'm looking at researching a few brands, especially the ones we use at home, and thought it best to start from here.

If there was one brand of coffee that you swear by (especially South Indian, Tamilnadu or Chennai) which one would it be?
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Many add chicory to their coffee. Specially the so called Kumbakonam degree coffee. Thia is an insult & affront. The poll should include chicory Y/N option.
Second, all the popular outlets offer choice of blends. Leo offers House Blend - it is priced lower than Peabury / Plantation blends. In terms of aroma & liquor, Leo House Blend from the outlet on South Mada Street Mylapore is arguably the best.
 

NRV

Member
A Tambrahm without coffee is like a marriage without thali. It is an all round elixir, plays multiple roles and is an integral part of our family tradition and I only broke it briefly for 5 years. My mom was an exceptional coffee drinker who would make coffee as a universal medicine, food, socializing agent and what not. There are times when I return after a late night flight, she will get my energy drink just before sleep. I avoided coffee in the last 10 years, scrupulously, to save nerves, but felt that my sons will miss a great tradition and brought it back again. For them it is anytime, anywhere, any number of times drink and goes well with all computer games.
Though it is addictive, it really fires your CNS and lets your mind to do all the magic. Many business deals start in south with a toast on coffee. We can actually put a GI tag calling it as South Indian filter coffee. I have tried every brand, including all foreign brands but our own native brands like Coffee day and Leo Coffee house blend range appear OK, for a normal gravity filter. Earlier 3 decades back, coffee board used to sell coffee on ration and I was a regular buyer at both Chennai and Delhi. They had subsidized coffee raw bean, but closed that venture. Unlike the present price of Rs430 per Kg, it was sold at Rs12/-
Till recently Kameswari Mess at Station road West Mambalam, Chennai (recently reopened) has started selling coffee again. There was another Kumbakonam coffee near Ashok pillar which used to sell coffee alone but it closed down as it could not compete with neighbouring Saravana Bhavan.
 
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