Right at the onset, let me make this revelation here. This recipe of coffee is not for everyone. Does it bothers your taste-buds when someone sneaks in a different brand of coffee in your kitchen cupboard and your coffee suddenly does not taste same anymore? Does it bothers you when you place an order for your coffee and you get a watered down version of your expectations? Does even the slightest change in temperature of coffee leaves you impassioned?
If you could relate to these situations and feel as much for your coffee as you feel for your favorite sport team, then this recipe will excite you. Here is an opportunity to see instant coffee in a different avatar. If you ever thought that instant coffee is an invention for those who value time more than the taste, here is a news that may shock some of you, almost half of the world has taken to the habit of drinking cup of instant coffee every morning. Instant beaten coffee is also known as Indian cappuccino – an Italian coffee that is traditionally prepared by espresso, hot milk and steamed froth.
Preparing a cup of beaten coffee, requires a great deal of perseverance. It needs some commitment to stir a spoonful of coffee powder and some sugar wetted with few drops of water or milk.
Well guys, to say “It needs stirring” would be an understatement. You need to stir like crazy, mind completely absorbed like a rock guitarists or drummer who head bangs in a perfect rhythm. The act of stirring must be done for a good amount of time, somewhere close to 15-20 minutes, until it turns into a good thick concentrated mixture. I think now it would make sense to you why I said at the beginning, this recipe isn’t for all. I am accustomed to quizzical stares all the time, when people see me whipping like a mad man just for a cup of coffee. This exercise results into coffee turning smooth and foamy till the last sip.
As I said the process involved is very elementary but tiresome. I usually whip up the mixture for more than one cup at a time and refrigerate it, and every morning I dole out this mixture in my cup and pour hot milk on top of it. After a quick few stirs, I have a cup of steaming hot coffee ready in jiffy. I do not find any visible difference in the taste of coffee due to this refrigerated mixture. I do this to avoid the pain of whipping the coffee every morning, and in addition it saves me some time. However, if you belong to league of aficionados who would like to make it fresh every time they have it, then happy whipping. If you have still not tried it, then go ahead and try this, whip some instant coffee. I am sure you would love this one.
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Serves: 6 cups
- 3 tbsp instant coffee powder.We have used Bru coffee
- 5 tsp sugar. The quantity of sugar can be altered to suit your taste
- 1-2 tbsp milk.This will be used to whip the coffee powder
- 250 ml milk
- In a cup put coffee powder and sugar.
- Add 1 tsp milk.
- Whip them together with a spoon.
- After 2-3 minutes coffee and sugar blend together. We will stir in for 20 minutes.
- After 10 minutes of whipping mixture changes its color and becomes thick. Stir vigorously.
- After 20 minutes of whipping, coffee mixture increases in volume and becomes thicker.
- Dole out a spoonful of whipped mixture in a cup.Now Pour milk and stir.
- Refrigerate remaining mixture and it stays good to be used for 2-3 days
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