What kind of coffee do you prefer? A full-bodied espresso? A cold brew or a traditional French press? All of you will have different preferences. Thanks to a variety of homegrown coffee manufacturers and the ones who take care of our needs and perfectly beat and blend the cocoa beans to serve us the taste of paradise in a coffee mug.
Coffee has always held a special place in my heart. I don’t recall precisely when I fell in love, but I did. Everything about the aroma, taste, and flavor is healing. And, as a travel vlogger, it’s even more vital to have a good relationship with coffee. Though I have had several varieties of coffee while traveling in various cities around India, I must praise the taste and flavors of the best coffee in Amritsar.
Let’s now explore different flavours you can only find in India.
5 Must Try Indian Coffee Flavours
There is no substitute for coffee. Coffee is a substitute for every other thing. These insightful words of sweet (or bitter) awakening originate from the clucking of my keyboard while I sip my cup of coffee. If you’ve been seeking to test out some fantastic coffee tastes while working from home or enjoying solitude, check out this handpicked edit of the top coffee flavours that are generally available in India.
1. South Indian Filter Coffee
If you’re a coffee enthusiast, the good old times of South Indian Filter Coffee will undoubtedly be your favourite drink. This coffee was first introduced to me in Kerala over 6 months ago and has been my perfect companion ever since.
I simply admire the way it is made with the frothy mixture of coffee decoction, hot milk, and sugar in a steel cup that never fails to wake up my soul. In truth, the making of Filter Kaapi or Filter Coffee is rather dramatic. Pouring the coffee back and forth at an excessive height froth it and adds to the pleasure of this brew. The ultimate joy of drinking Filter Coffee at a tiny South Indian restaurant is unrivalled. So, remember to try it whenever you visit South India.
2. Bella Kaapi
This coffee is ideal for individuals who prefer black coffee like I do, especially at times when my travel schedule is manic and there’s no room left to refresh me. The energy and refreshment this coffee gives are drawn from the simplistic brew that is made by boiling ground-roasted coffee in water. The sweetness in coffee comes from the chunk of dark cane jaggery. The jaggery adds a nice smoky flavour to the beverage.
You may also season the mixture with cinnamon, ginger, and cardamom. The harshness of the coffee decoction is balanced by the sweetness of the jaggery in Bella Kaapi or Jaggery Coffee. I recommend this Indian coffee since it will leave you with a lasting caffeine flavour and get you psyched up for the day.
3. Tandoori Coffee
You’ve probably heard of Tandoori Chai. But have you ever tried Tandoori Coffee? If not, then you must visit Hyderabad at least once in your life. Since my last trip to Hyderabad began with this coffee, my taste buds are still experiencing its alluring aroma and taste.
This scalding hot coffee is served in kulhads or clay pots, roasted in a pre-heated tandoor. Tandoori Coffee is made by first roasting kulhads in a pre-heated tandoor. After that, the coffee is poured into the hot kulhads, allowing the drink to bubble over while it cooks. The heated clay pot or kulhad imparts a distinct smoky flavour to the coffee, leaving you wanting more.
4. Indian Hand Beaten Coffee
The world might have found Dalgona coffee during the pandemic, but we Indians had tasted it for a long time. In fact, it was the first sort of coffee we all tried. Do you miss it as I do? Welcome to the world of desi coffee, then. The hand-beaten coffee stands tall as a humble attempt in our desi kitchens to make a warm cup of cappuccino. To make this:
- Whip the coffee and sugar combination until your arms hurt.
- Include some air in there.
- Pour this bitter-sweet foamy concoction into a glass half-full of hot milk. You may now enjoy Desi Cappuccino from the comfort of your own home.
5. Karupatti Coffee
This coffee type is also referred to as palm jaggery coffee. This black coffee is brewed with jaggery created by reducing palm saplings. When compared to sugarcane jaggery, palm jaggery is healthier.
My first encounter with the Karupatti coffee was in Chengalpattu, where I faced a bad jet lags and the localites offered me this. To be honest, I regained good health and felt fresh immediately after the first cup of this coffee.
Karupatti Coffee is made using ground coffee, water, and palm jaggery. Drink this boiling hot coffee the next time you have a cough, cold, or cramps. You’d undoubtedly feel better as a result. Because it’s just black coffee with jaggery, coffee lovers consider it a healthier option than sugar coffee.
Other Premium Types of Coffee You Must Try
Assume you go to a café to get your favourite coffee, but after having a drink, you realize you made a mistake. So, if you don’t want to be in such situations, look into the many varieties of premium coffees that are accessible all over the world and are recognized for their enticing flavour.
- Robusta Coffee
- Filter Coffee
As this blog draws to a close, I hope you have gained an understanding of the many coffee tastes that you must experience on your trip to India. So, don’t wait any longer to enter the realm of cocoa and check out these incomparable Indian coffee flavours.