My cup of coffee…

Just like sometime back, I had dwelled upon my favorite hot drink called tea, this time, let me hover around coffee, “the favorite drink of the civilized world”, as Thomas Jefferson correctly said so. Yes, it is? Why? You tend to get coffee in every nook and corner of the street. There is coffee in all the coffee shops that you go, every street side cafe you visit or you get it along with your donuts! Coffee is everywhere, unlike tea, which is a more homely drink to be made with your own hands… hehe…

For me, coffee is reserved for my down moods. I drink tea when I am really pepped up, but I drink coffee when I feel low. I really don’t know why… The aroma, the taste really add the zing in me to get going. Even while going back from work to home, if I am really stressed up, I would always prefer the coffee over the tea, anytime…Β Just like it took time to master my perfect cup of chai, making a perfect cup of coffee was not a cake walk, at least not easier than making tea as far as I am concerned. I guess the first step is to create a rapport with a brand of coffee. For me, it has to be Bru. Nothing can beat the taste for me apart from Bru. What smell it wafts all across when you boil it in hot water… Hmmmm…… Β Going on to how I make it…

Before I sign off from today’s post, let me leave you with another coffee quote:

“Adventure in life is good; consistency in coffee even better…” – Justina Chen



My cup of coffee...

Course Drinks
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 1
Author Rafeeda


  • 1 mug water
  • A pinch cardamom optional
  • 1 heaped teaspoon coffee Bru for sure!!
  • 1 tbsp milk powder
  • 1 tbsp coffee creamer Coffeemate or any brand
  • 1 tbsp sugar


  • Heat water in your teapot. Add in the cardamom.
  • Once the heating reaches half way through, add the coffee powder and let boil.
  • Once the mixture boils, lower the flame and leave for a couple of minutes.
  • Meanwhile, put the remaining ingredients into your mug.
  • Switch off the flame, and pour half the coffee concoction.
  • Stir well without lumps and pour it back into the saucepan. Mix well again.
  • Now pour the whole coffee into your mug.
  • Enjoy slurping it with a plate of hot hot bhajiyaas... πŸ˜‰

Join the Conversation

  1. that looks like a delicious mug of coffee. love the way you have done it.

    1. thank you so much sebeena…

  2. Lovely cardomom flavored coffee. I am a big fan of coffee and should such a flavor. We normally have tea outside especially after our meals in Indian restaurants, the masala tea ordered most of the time.

    1. thank you so much nava…

  3. I am sure the difference in the caffeine levels does the trick of elevating your mood.
    I have never boiled bru ,generally add it last to hot boiled milk.Is it for kadupam??

    1. Yeah me too Rafee. Never boiled with the powder (But then, I make coffee once in two blue moons. I'm a tea drinker. He he :))

    2. i have always boiled in so that the aroma comes out fully and the color also improves… i feel adding it at the end leads to a very milky coffee, which i don't like… individual preferences, i suppose… πŸ™‚ lol to priya's comment about two blue moons… man, that's too far apart… πŸ˜›

  4. healthy drink to kick start a busy day

    1. thank you so much gayathri…

  5. Bru is my favoutire too..u rightly said other brand beats the unique taste of a perfect cup of Bru coffee. The mood swings and the tea/coffee choice too matches my this something common for all??Hmm.. thats something to ponder upon!!!

    1. we both seem to be similar, priya… πŸ™‚

  6. Prefect drink to start a day, been a while i prepared this cardamom flavoured coffee.

    1. thank you so much priya akka…

  7. Me a more coffee drinker. Love coffee in all forms. Adding a cardamom love it more.

    1. thank u so much humi… πŸ™‚

  8. I've made this but with ginger… will try with cardamom

    1. ginger also sounds like a lovely option, thank you amallia… πŸ™‚

  9. I love coffee too, like the addition of cardamom in yours! My hubby is Bru fan, but I am always for espresso, that's my cure:-)

    1. i cannot have espresso… it's too strong for my taste… hehe..

  10. I am not a coffee person and addicted to tea but if at all i have coffee its got be bru πŸ™‚

    1. i guess we indians somewhat lean towards bru all the time and compare all other coffees to it… πŸ™‚ thank u, rekha…

  11. i am a big addict of coffee and coffeemate…cardamon is totally new to me in coffee rafeeda

    1. Do try adding cardamom divya, the whole coffee goes 2 a different level… πŸ™‚

  12. I have a whole pot, nearly 5 cups to get my morning zing and that too the strongest ground filtered stuff there is. But your Bru Kappi recipe has made me nostalgic to have a cup or many ten ;-))

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