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Filter coffee | How to make filter coffee

Filter coffee is traditional aromatic & tasty coffee made by mixing boiled milk with decoction that’s prepared with a special filter and served in a metal tumbler & dabarah. How to make authentic filter coffee step by step with pictures is posted here.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings3 people
AuthorSharmilee J


  • Coffee Filter


For the decoction:

  • 3 tsp coffee powder
  • 1 cup water

For the coffee:

  • 1/4 cup strong decoction adjust according to the strongness you want
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp sugar

Note* : This decoction can make around 2-3 cups of coffee depending on the strongness you want your coffee to be.


    • First add 3 tsps of filter coffee powder to the filter container. Allow water to boil.Add the boiled water.
    • Add the top chamber of the filter. As you see the decoction drops and gets collected in the lower part of the filter as shown. After adding water close and keep it undisturbed for 10mins until all the decoction drops down.
    • Add sugar in the serving tumbler. Then add decoction may be 2- 3 tsp(depends on how strong you need your coffee to be). Boil milk.
    • Then strain milk in the same tumbler. Pour from the dabarah to the tumbler for once or twice until frothy.
    • Filter coffee is ready serve it hot and frothy.We always serve filter coffee in a set of dabarah tumbler as shown in the pics.


    • Once the decoction is added to the milk and coffee is made, do not heat. If you want to heat then place the coffee tumbler inside a container which has boiling water.
    • Always froth the coffee by pouring back and forth into the davara tumbler and then serve.
    • Make sure to buy good quality coffee powder.
    • Add more sugar if you like.
    • Add coffee decoction as per your taste, add little more if you like your coffee strong.
    • You can refrigerate the decoction for 2 days.
    • We can take even 2 decotion by adding in little more water once the 1 st decoction is taken and used. The 2nd decoction is not very strong.
    • If you use decoction stored in fridge, heat the decoction separately by placing it inside a container which has boiling water.
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