Generally, it is.I'm much more interested in buying a grinding machine to enjoy that fresh aroma. But, I found buying beans is costlier than buying ground coffee. Is it so?
hiI'm much more interested in buying a grinding machine to enjoy that fresh aroma. But, I found buying beans is costlier than buying ground coffee. Is it so?
hiCoffee Day shops usually have both beans and grinding machine. One can buy beans and grind in their presence. But the problem is that coffee taste and aroma depends upon beans quality, temperature of roast and coarseness of grind. These shops have no control on beans quality and usually go for cheapest for better margins. And the machine does quick roast and grind - all in one. Again, because of quick roasting instead of slower roasting, these coffee though good while sipping, leaves a distinct bitter after taste. A good coffee will have aroma and pleasant after taste to last atleast for half an hour. Some decades back, in our home we used to buy coffee beans from India Coffee house in certain proportions. And dry roast follwed with manual coffee grinder, which powder to be used within one week.
As a resident of Trichy I would also prefer Padma Coffee as someone else already said.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?
This thread is in the Chit-Chat section.Kanchi Mahaperiyavaa, our beloved Paramacharya, has told that drinking coffee is tamasic and it should be avoided at all costs. His Holiness strictly prohibited coffee with a sternness equal to his tone while banning silk clothes (ahmisa). In fact, His Holiness clearly told many times that brahmins should never consume tamasic drinks such as coffee and tea. Hope we all try and live by His teachings, starting with a simple sadana such as avoiding coffee. Sad that so many of us brahmins here extol a beverage banned by our Paramacharya.