College students & office workers hang around the Coffee Houses & the Cafes. Street side Cafes (which we would call “Thek” – often times with benches laid down right on the streets for customers, while the shop is built in a temporary arrangement with poles & tents) & Upscale Cafes, all do business by churning out hundreds of delightful cups of foamy coffee every day – the kind that makes a moustache once you take a sip. The upscale establishments might use a machine, but the others expertly use the trick to create the frothy, creamy coffee by flipping & pouring the coffee, milk & sugar all mixed together between a pair of steel glasses, quickly without a drop flying anywhere else! It is a trick one has to learn to master.
Now for some Coffee Break:
You can still get an immensely silky & foamy coffee without using espresso or a machine. Get a book/cross words/puzzles & some biscottis or cookies & relax!
Indian “Espresso” Coffee
Ingredients: (makes 1 Cup)
- 1 Tablespoon Instant Coffee Powder
- 2 Tablespoons Sugar
- 1 Cup Milk (or 3/4 cup Milk + 1/4 Cup water)
In a cup/bowl put coffee and sugar. Add a few drops of water (about ¼ teaspoon) & mix it. It should be crumbly & not very wet.
Beat it with a fork/spoon/beater/hand held electric beater, incorporating as much air as possible to make a frothy fluffy paste.
It should be creamy & whipped.
Heat/Boil a cup of milk on the stove or microwave & pour the milk on the whipped Coffee & Sugar. Or pour the milk in the whipped coffee mix & heat in the microwave. Stir well quickly till all is combined & the top looks frothy & smooth.
Sprinkle some coffee powder & serve immediately.
Note: If you are making more than a cup, beat the coffee & sugar in a larger bowl, divide the mix in to individual cups & pour the hot milk on the whipped mix. Stir & serve.
Sending the above Cuppa to my favorite event CLICK: July Bi-Color, hosted the dear Jugalbandits (Jai & Bee).
I do not drink too much coffee, & when I do, I do not have it with milk & sugar anymore. But Arjun. my family & my guests enjoy this Moustache making coffee a lot! We have a family friend who comes over just for this special “Espresso” Coffee. Sending this to BSI: Coffee hosted by Nutmeg Nanny.