Monday, October 30, 2006

The art of Kaapi Kudking!

The art of Kaapi Kudking!

I love coffee!!! in fact i'm addicted to it.. ask the people i work with......they're amazed at the number of cups i gulp down by the minute........a great cup of coffee can change your mood in seconds.....growing up i drank Bru or proper filter coffee made by ma or akka and i loved it... even in school when good leetle children drank bournvita (i did that too) i had to have my coffee in the morning.. it's such an amazing feeling taking that first sip of coffee in the morning.........nothing tastes better... in Bangalore i would go to Coffee day and have my Frappe.....in Airlines it was always the delicious kaapi in the dirty glass tumblers "sugar haak bedi, seperate aag tanni" we would say...much to the annoyment of the waiters who probably thought we were a bunch of spoiled teenagers who had nothing better to do than hang out in cars under the trees in airlines for hours......we were doing something productive u know...we were discovering ourselves......don't smirk..... i remember hours of chit chat with my friends about cricket, boys, parents, our futures.......we bonded in airlines...we laughed, we fought, we ate, we bitched... we lived in airlines............ok this was supposed to be a post about coffee not Airlines hotel but well if ure a Bangalorean u know that one cannot be referred to without the other... as i write this i sip my coffee....i love the feeling of sitting on my couch early morning (ok not very early....sometime before noon) sipping my coffee......with my laptop on my lap......rambling my life away into this little screen....i love it.......k getting back to coffee.. when i came to Denver i brought with me freshly ground, tightly packed bags of filter coffee (from coffee day and from kb's estate) and every few months i would make my dad mail me a new stock... i checked the shelves of the local indian store for coffee and all i found was Bru.......i bought some pronto and stocked the cabinet at work.. i soon discovered Starbucks.. although it took me sometime to figure out what i should order to make my coffee taste like a good cup of filter kaapi....it wasn't easy... Americans drink their coffee way too strong or way too sweet...i even had some help from the blog world...i came across this discussion about Starbucks and what desis thought of it and what came the closest to tasting like proper South Indian coffee.. i finally discovered it......no its not the cafe americano drip coffee and by god its not the Cinnamon or pumpkin spiced lattes......its a white chocolate mocha (i know it doesnt sound filter kaapi like at all) but there's always the modifications right.......a few trips to starbucks later after listening to some of the ridiculously long orders being placed.....i didn't feel weird about my super long order anymore... so here's how i recommend it... make sure u get it without the whipped cream (this isn't dessert!)...ask for only three pumps if you're getting a venti(the large) otherwise they end up putting like a half cup of the super sweet gooey stuff in it.....and then depending on how you're feeling about yourself that day get either non fat or regular milk.... so the next time u see me drinkng a venti three pump white chocolate mocha with a look of contentment on my face..... ull know the coffee turned out just right......

p.s i drink my piping hot coffee with a straw or just straight out of the cup (no lids please... cause drinking through that tiny hole on the top makes me very nervous...) vokay fellow coffee lovers......YENJAAY MAADI nimma coffeeannu... :)

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

hehhee ur coffee post is swooper.....yes i remember when u used to wake up in the afternoon wiht ur big kannadaka and tweety night dress and drink kaapi after kaapi wihtout even brushing ur teeth hehehe thuu....chinksu

Pri said...

@ chinksu: night dress? night dress? u make me sound like some auntyjee in a mzxi! it was a sweatshirt and it was adorable!!!

soupie said...

sweatshirt was not I REPEAT was not adorable...
itr smelled... among other things...
Im so glad we packed her suitcase n left that vile thing out..
PEACE Preeye!!!!!!!!!

Pri said...

it did not!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!