Living in Consciousness ~ Indi(r)a’s Food and Garden Weblog

The Coffee Filter

For this week Indian kitchen:

It is a stainless steel coffee filter for South Indian style, freshly brewed, chicory coffee

South Indian coffee filter

Indian type of Stainless Steel Coffee Filter

Posted by Indira©Copyrighted in Indian Kitchen, Indian Utensils (Sunday November 27, 2005 at 1:47 pm- permalink)

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58 comments for The Coffee Filter »

  1. This filter will be on my ‘To Buy’ lists when I go to India this winter.

    Comment by Gini — November 27, 2005 @ 6:22 pm

  2. I know, I brought it from home(FIL is not using it anymore) during out last visit.
    Are you going to spend holiday season in India?

    Comment by Indira — November 27, 2005 @ 6:30 pm

  3. Looks a bit like the caffettiera they use in Napels, Italy!

    Comment by Ilva — November 28, 2005 @ 2:34 am

  4. Beautiful!

    Thanks for your blog. It´s really cool to find kitchen lovers to share their knowlowedge with us.

    Comment by Small Blue Thing — November 28, 2005 @ 5:44 am

  5. Nice blog.. Actually I was looking for some utensils online yesterday only since Icouldn’t find the right word to use when I was writing a recipe… lol, and you blog is very nicely organised. Iam impressed..
    Do check out my blog too At AnthonysKitchen

    Comment by tonyAKAanthony — November 28, 2005 @ 7:28 am

  6. Hi Indira…yup I am spending Christmas and New Year in India after 3 years. I cant wait

    Indira says…
    Gini, how exciting, I am happy for you.Have a great vacation!
    You must be very anxious, 3 years is long time.

    Comment by Gini — November 28, 2005 @ 8:25 pm

  7. I have what looks to be the exact model pictured. I bought it in Chicamagalur in Karnataka.
    Although I was shown how to use it while I was in India, I can’t seem to make this seemingly simple contraption work. It seems that the coffee gets stuck in the holes, keeping the water from filtering through. I once waited over a week and only 1/5 of the bottom chamber had filled.
    Also, the press sometimes falls to the bottom of the top chamber prematurely. Shouldn’t it rest on top of the water, pressing it down as it filters?
    I LOVED the coffee in South India. Can you help me make it the same way here?

    Indira says…
    The trick is using, finely powdered coffee (very fine with coffee grinder/Summet kind of small mixie jar). Try with fine coffee powder, 15 minutes maximum, you too can make a delicious coffee. (You have to add milk seperately.) Hope this helps.

    Comment by Anonymous — December 5, 2005 @ 11:04 pm

  8. I have been long looking for information on the South Indian Coffee Filter. This pic seems to be the same as in the Wikipedia. Another source I located for the filter is here Cafe Coffee Day:

    Comment by Pravin — December 28, 2005 @ 9:34 am

  9. Hello Pravin,
    Could you please provide me with the wikipedia link, where they used my picture, as you mentioned. Thanks!

    Comment by Indira — December 28, 2005 @ 9:41 am

  10. Hi Indira
    Here is the link:

    Want you to know that I like your site very much.

    Comment by Pravin — December 29, 2005 @ 3:18 pm

  11. Hi Indira.
    Sorry, it seems it is not the same picture. But the Coffee Filter model seems to be the same.

    Indira says…
    Thanks for the link and for your nice words about my blog, Pravin!
    Yes, they are different. But they look the same, except for the lids. There are some neat links about our coffee there, I am going to add them to this post.

    Comment by Pravin — December 29, 2005 @ 3:20 pm

  12. Is there a how to on using this filter. I bot this filter but in a hurry forgot to learn it…if there are any, that would be great :)

    Thanks in advance…

    Comment by venkat — March 8, 2006 @ 10:51 pm

  13. Hi,
    Can anyone please tell me where i can buy this filter in the US?

    Comment by Bela — June 11, 2007 @ 1:16 pm

  14. Can anyone tell me how to prepare coffee in this?

    Comment by Vikas — September 3, 2007 @ 10:32 am

  15. can anyone tell me what is the cost of indian coffee filter device

    Comment by Shyam P — March 16, 2008 @ 6:55 am

  16. hi indira,
    can u please tell me which brand of coffee , roast and beans etc to use in usa to get the same taste as of authenic south indian filter coffee


    Comment by swati — April 15, 2010 @ 1:46 pm

  17. can i get this in chennai ?

    Comment by Nara — January 12, 2012 @ 1:14 pm

  18. wanted supplier for filte coffee big utensils & irani tea big commercial utensils on regular basis.

    pls call siddharth @ 09968471775

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