Watch: This Filter Coffee Hack Without The Machine Will Blow Your Minds
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Any coffee addicts in the house? Once you set foot in the southern part of the country, you are bound to find an array of place for filter coffee. Filter coffee, also known by varying names like degree coffee, Mysore filter coffee etc. is a specialized technique of making the beverage. Long before coffee machines were invented, the coffee beans would be roasted and ground before being boiled in water. These coffee beans lent a distinct aroma and taste which made it unique. Today, you find espresso and latte machines being sold in the market and people find it a convenient option too. However, have you ever tried making filter coffee without the machine? 

It was only after the discovery of coffee and its large-scale consumption in Europe that coffee was introduced to India. Under the colonial troops, India started its own coffee cultivation and most of it lies in the present-day southern states of the country. The uniqueness of the filter coffee lies in its brewing technique as well as coffee beans. The coffee beans are ground coarsely as compared to regular coffee. These beans are then brewed for long duration of time under low temperatures. This lends the coffee a unique flavour and aroma. Traditionally served in a steel cup and saucer which is slightly different from the cup and saucer that we drink espressos in, filter coffee has a deep saucer which can be used to cool down the coffee by pouring and de-pouring from the cup and saucer continuously. 

Like the idea of filter coffee but don’t have a machine? Don’t fret, this coffee hack by Slurrp community member @tadka_mar_ke will save the day for you. 

Filter Coffee Without Machine 


  • Filter coffee
  • Boiling water
  • Boiling milk
  • Muslin cloth or a tissue paper
  • Sieve
  • Foil paper
  • Skewer or toothpick


  1. Take a foil paper and fold it into half.
  2. Then further fold it and finally fold it diagonally.
  3. Cut out the extra part of foil.
  4. In the centre of prepared piece of foil make a small hole by the help of skewer.
  5. Than place and adjust that foil paper on sieve.
  6. Place the muslin cloth or tissue paper on the top of the foil paper and place that sieve on the top of the glass
  7. Put two table spoons of filter coffee powder on muslin cloth/ tissue paper and press it gently.
  8. Pour the hot boiling water.
  9. After 1-2 minutes coffee decoction will start getting collected in the glass.
  10. In few minutes coffee decoction will be ready.

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Prepare the filter coffee

  1. Put one table spoon of sugar in a glass.
  2. Pour in the prepared decoction in it.
  3. Finally pour in the boiling milk and finally give it a nice mix.
  4. Hot and yummy filter coffee is ready, Enjoy!

Pro Tips

  • Hole made by using skewer should not be very big.
  • While serving, pour a bit of decoction on the top.
  • As per your preference you can increase/ decrease the amount of coffee powder (more strong decoction will need more amount of coffee powder) and sugar.