- 2020-10-02T13:11:46+05:30 2020-10-02T13:11:46+05:30 2020-10-03T12:28:48+05:30 Have you tried this coffee? (Devan's Arabica Peaberry Coffee Beans) Kunal Ross Peaberry beans are hand picked and processed to be enjoyed separately. Try it out and click on the link below.


Try it out and click on the link below.
The roaster's delight. Normally coffee beans grow two to a cherry, flat against each other but in about five percent of the worlds coffee a bean is found to be round and solo that's the anomaly - the Peaberry.


Peaberry beans are hand picked and processed to be enjoyed separately.

Devan's Coffee, Tucked away in a quiet hidden corner of South Delhi, is a shop where connoisseurs of filter coffee have been visiting since 1962.

Have you tried this coffee, would love your opinion and your recipe for this coffee.

To Try their coffee beans out and click on the link below.

To Try their coffee Powder out and click here.

]]> 2020-09-21T19:01:14+05:30 2020-09-22T18:00:01+05:30 To new beginnings. Kunal Ross


We had gone to Bilgiriranga Hills a few hours from Mysore and spent a few days there with the planter.. this is where we fell in love with coffee and felt this should be the journey. A very important thing it taught us was was not everything needs to be in higher yield especially if you are considering the environment around you. We can all have less?

After Kunal's hotel management and many years working he got so engrossed with coffee and I learnt everything on the internet and then did a few courses in Bangalore and simultaneously started

Post these last month's and the pivot or perish situation, we realised that we initially wanted everyone to come together for a good cup of coffee and be more involved. And hence we have tweaked things a bit and become a hub for all things coffee.

Another fascinating thing - was about convenience and the whole slow food movement. The definition that is produced or prepared in accordance with local culinary traditions, typically using high-quality locally sourced ingredients.

In India luckily we still are very home grown but quickly moving away country and culture. We should really moving away and not closer to just consuming food but know how ingredients really works and where it is from because it really does affect everyone. This will help us appreciate things alot more.

So, back to our ingredient. Coffee. Yes it's a process. Which we love by the way. And thousands of us do. And we get it in our area.

We will be talking about brewing and how to extract the best out of this bean. We will hopefully introduce you to some new coffees and techniques that might help and alot more. is now a website where we will be housing a variety of fresh and ground coffee, some new and exciting coffee, equipment and gear and alot more from the coffee world.

So joins us, ask your friends to follow and like and we would love to know the things that you'll like to know about coffee whether recipes, process, sourcing or equipment or espresso machines.

]]> 2018-09-17T15:47:00+05:30 2018-09-17T15:49:16+05:30 Single Origin Coffee Pratik Patil We are on of the few companies that bring single - origin coffee from various farmers to you. We source coffees straight from the farmers and roast them in different manners for optimal results and sell it to you on our online store. 

Single-origin, could mean coffee from a particular region, or an estate or a country too. For most of our coffees are from a particular land and or estate in India.

We will be looking at a few micro-lots this years from super small farms. Keep an eye out. 

Happy Brewing. 

Single Origin Coffee]]> 2018-09-10T12:30:00+05:30 2018-09-10T12:32:19+05:30 September 2018, Sale, Thank You Pratik Patil Thank you so much, orders have been overwhelming. Please keep spreading the word and keep those reviews coming. Do send us a message on twitter or email us if you have any feedback. 

Today is the last day for our discount week. Order with the promo code: monsoondhamaka its on till the 10th of September 2018.

Happy Brewing. 

]]> 2018-06-13T09:37:00+05:30 2018-06-13T09:37:18+05:30 Freshness. Kunal Ross When brewing always look to see how much Co2 is being dispensed it will give you a good indication of fresh the coffee grounds are.


crema, espresso, bullet coffee, co2

Roasted beans are ‘fresh’ when they emit a high concentration of CO2 or carbon dioxide. The process of grinding beans further releases this element, and it is what later interacts with other elements in the brewing process.

Crema' is often mentioned with reverence in relation to espresso. It refers to the light-coloured layer that forms on the surface of brewed coffee during the extraction stage.​

When brewing always look to see how much Co2 is being dispensed it will give you a good indication of fresh the coffee grounds are.

We roast every other day. You will be getting fresh coffee from us.

Happy Brewing. 

]]> 2017-12-02T10:09:00+05:30 2017-12-02T10:09:12+05:30 Roasted beans colour of frowners and air roasting Kunal Ross Many of our customers have asked why the colour of Frowner's coffee varies in one batch. First we should explain the air roasting process and then 2 reasons why the change in colour: 


Frowners' Coffee, Air roasted, Pulneys

Many of our customers have asked why the colour of Frowner's coffee varies in one batch. First we should explain the air roasting process and then 2 reasons why the change in colour: 

The Air Roasting Process

  • Suspend the beans by roasting them on a bed of 680 degree hot air called the fluid bed (the fluid bed is a vortex inside of the roasting chamber.  The vortex allows each individual bean to be roasted evenly and to perfection.)
  • When the coffee beans pop and crack during air roasting, a skin on the beans called the chaff is blown away from the beans and into a separate chamber (this is important because if the chaff stayed on, it would burn and smoke, giving the coffee a somewhat bitter, smoky flavor that would mask the natural flavor of the specific bean)
  • The heat of air roasting is evenly distributed throughout the entire batch of coffee beans

1. As this is a single estate coffee the bean size varies 2. The moisture content in the bean is one of the factors that allow the coffee to roast during that time. Frowner's is one of those coffees that give you a clean finish and a absolutely rich taste and this mix or blend of Arabica beans gives us the uniqueness and richness that our customers want. 

]]> 2017-10-10T09:03:00+05:30 2017-10-10T09:03:56+05:30 French Press Kunal Ross

  • French press
  • Craft Coffee beans (see below for amount)
  • Water (see below for amount)
  • Stirring utensil
  • Kettle (gooseneck preferred)
  • Timer
  • Mug
  • Burr grinder (recommended)
  • Scale (recommended)


  • Make sure your French press has been thoroughly cleaned since you last used it. Any old grounds stuck in the mesh filter will ruin your coffee with bitter flavors.
  • For best results, we strongly recommend starting with whole bean coffee and grinding with a burr grinder immediately before brewing. If you grind your coffee too soon, it will quickly lose many of the compounds that give it such delightful aromas and flavors.
  • While it may seem complicated, we think using a scale actually makes brewing easier by taking any guesswork out of the equation.


Step 1: Heat your water to 100 degrees celcius by bringing it to a boil and letting it sit for 30 seconds.

Step 2: Fill your French press with a little hot water and press the plunger all the way down. Swirl the hot water around inside the French press for about 10 seconds, then pull the plunger up and remove the lid. Discard the rinse water.

Step 3: Pour your ground coffee into the French Press and gently shake it back and forth to settle the grounds.

Step 4: Time: 0:00-0:30, Pour about half of your hot water evenly over the grounds. This step is called the bloom. Hot water forces the ground coffee to release trapped gases, leading to expansion of the coffee and wonderful aromas for you to enjoy. During the bloom, a thick “crust” of coffee grounds will also form.

Step 5: Time: 0:30-0:35, Once your timer hits 30 seconds, stir the coffee gently for 5 seconds to break up the crust and mix the grounds evenly with the water.

Step 6: Time: 0:35-4:00, Pour the remaining half of your hot water over the coffee. Place the lid on your French press with the plunger pulled all the way up. Let the coffee steep until your timer reads 4:00.

Step 8: Time: 4:00-4:15: Slowly press the plunger all the way down to filter the grounds from the coffee. Pour the coffee immediately into your mug - if it sits for too long in your French press it will turn bitter.

]]> 2016-12-21T12:59:00+05:30 2016-12-21T13:00:01+05:30 Hickory Dickory Chicory Pratik Patil The most official #chicory survey ever undertaken in the history of this page. It will take 30 seconds to 1 minute to complete but the data, oh the sweet data will be valuable for ages. Please click below RIGHT NOW and do it. COME ON! Share it too. We'll share the results next week. #compelling #goodmorning #mondaymotivation #lifeisgood #IndiaDrinksCoffee #survey #India #mustread #lol #datascientists #marketresearch

]]> 2016-12-07T15:29:00+05:30 2016-12-07T15:33:15+05:30 Brew Project at Times LitFest Pratik Patil It's lit! Legit! Legitimately lit! We went to the literature festival and in addition to the itch for aliteration we had the pleasure of serving up the new Watapi, Kaldeva and espresso brews to authors, readers and Bandra folk alike. 

We also poured our heart and passion over at The Vintage Garden, serving up traditional hot filter kaapis and pourover coffee

Well you missed out on the events, but you are in for a treat with the new Watapi.
Hot Mocha Recipe
Hot mochas were flying off the shelves. We literally had to call in the wizarding crews and handle them like pixies. So we thought a good treat for the wintry days ahead would be a delicious hot mocha recipe that gives you the two most favourite things you desire - chocolate and coffee. 

You can use any kind of chocolate powder or crushed dark chocolate of your choice for this, and we recommend Bullet, Watapi or Kaldeva for the coffee
  • 1.5 tsp chocolate powder or crushed chocolate mix
  • Sugar as desired
  • 3/4 cup of milk
  • Espresso shot 
Add in the chocolate powder, heated milk and sugar together and stir like you mean it.
Add the shot of espresso.

Drink up. If you're making this with drip coffee or French Press, adjust the amount of coffee powder added (a little more if you want a good strong coffee flavour) along with the cocoa. 
"Very fresh. Appealing aroma. Nutty aftertaste. Highly recommended!" says Pankaj about Kaldeva coffee.]]> 2016-11-27T16:43:00+05:30 2016-11-28T14:08:05+05:30 Contest time, folks! Pratik Patil Contest time, folks! But, wait! There's a catch. This contest is exclusively for you, our customers. You've been loyal, grown with us and shared the joy of single origin coffee with us along the way. Now, it's our turn to pay you back. So, play to #win! And be sure to introduce your friends to the joy that is  coffee. 

Check out the rules below and play to win your favorite  coffee. 


Guidelines  Contest  

  1. Follow us
  2. Share our page /Tag us
  3. Specify which is your favorite coffee from the entire Indian bean range
  4. Describe in 140 characters or less  why it’s your favorite
  5. Winner gets a 100g  bag of their favorite coffee
  6. Please leave your comments below this blog post.
]]> 2016-06-20T14:36:00+05:30 2016-06-20T15:04:29+05:30 Indian Bean @ Leaping Windows Athmica Subbaiah Leaping Windows:

Coffee served: Frowner’s

Manga. Comics. Coffee. 
Holy Leaping Windows, Batman! It's a comic book haven in the middle of Mumbai and B'lore. Check out our friends at Leaping Windows who have been delighting customers with ample graphic novels and manga and who have mastered the art of preparing The Indian Bean's single origin coffees in modern and indulgent ways.
"I had seen pictures of this place ... i was totally excited. It's really different & innovative in its menu styles. I ordered a salted caramel cappuccino and it wasperfect till the last drop. I read Archie's and this place took me back into my childhood days. I would love to visit again for salted caramel cappuccino." - Hiral Chinoy, onZomato

]]> 2013-06-05T00:00:00+05:30 2013-06-19T13:48:48+05:30 The Dark Brew, History of Coffee in India. Kunal Ross Coffee, for everyone. There is a comic description of how they sell coffee in south India:

The vendor holds a jug high up in one hand with the cup down below in the other – a distance of over three. He pours the coffee into the cup, then back into the jug, then back into the cup - a couple of times of this back and froth, before he offers it to his customer.




There is a comic description of how they sell coffee in south India:

The vendor holds a jug high up in one hand with the cup down below in the other – a distance of over three. He pours the coffee into the cup, then back into the jug, then back into the cup - a couple of times of this back and froth, before he offers it to his customer.


Thus, in south India, coffee is sold by the meter.

It is claimed the coffee is also aerated this way. Scientifically accurate - with the coffee falling like a waterfall into the cup, tiny air bubbles are formed in the brew.

All in all, a curious and delightful experience, if you’re seeing it for the first time.

Traditionally, this is how coffee was served in south India. And the froth was perhaps copied later by vending machines.

Coffee is to south India like beer is to Germany. The rich aroma as ubiquitous as its availability.

There was a time it was sold in small earthen pots. Now stainless steel has replaced the pots, and it often comes to you in a peculiar fashion - two utensils, one conical flat-bottom cup upturned into a flat, rounded bowl, the two held together by a vacuum. To get the coffee, you have to pull out the cup so the coffee empties into the bowl.

There are stalls that also serve you the instant variety – powder sprinkled on the top of a sweetened milky froth, but that is a poor cousin of true coffee made from ground beans. And a coffee lover will justifiably disdain it.

If you’re in the Nilgiris on a cold morning, nothing is equivalent to this cup; and if the Blue Mountain Express from Mettupalayam is chugging up, the white smoke from that train and the fumes from the decoction pot are so similar, one reminds you of the other.


HISTORY – even that is a conversation piece.

Just as the word coffee has come from several origins – the English chaoua, the Ottoman Turkish  kahve,  the Italian caffè, the Arabic qahwah and qahā – coffee itself comes from several countries, being cultivated in over 70.

And if you took the most miles covered by any single item, it’s probably coffee - exported all around the globe. The crop cannot grow outside the tropical belt – between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn - but it is enjoyed, piping hot, on a climb up the Himalayas or on an expedition to the Antarctica.

And in at least one country – Cuba – it is responsible for breeding slavery. Between 1511 and 1886 over one million slaves were imported from Africa to Cuba in order to cultivate the crop.

Coffee is a well-known conversation starter, so fittingly, the brew itself starts the debate and dispute about its origins. Today, drinkers and researchers have agreed to conclude that it originated somewhere in Arabia, more accurately in Yemen or Ethiopia. Perhaps true, because only Arabs can drink that strong brew without the aid of milk or sugar.

They’ve also agreed that, taken in small quantities, it is an excellent stimulant. More thoughts and ideas came out of Europe around the time it was introduced there. Historically not proven, but then, with coffee nothing is supposed to be proven.

Social scientists, though, are not clear why coffee stimulates conversations, but possibly while you’re waiting for it to cool down to sipping and savouring temperature, you have nothing else to do but talk about the weather or your wedding plans. Who’s ever heard of an embarrassing silence over coffee?

Seven is a sacred number

Coffee did not come to India in the most legitimate of marketing and distribution plans – it was smuggled into India in 1670. Story has it that a Sufi saint and traveler, Baba Buden, while returning from a pilgrimage to Mecca, strapped seven coffee seeds to his chest and travelled to India with them, and the first plants from these seeds were grown in Mysore.

 “And why seven seeds?” you may ask. Seven is a sacred number in Islam.

But beginning in the 1400s until modern times, men were more busy finding sources and routes to trade in coffee, than to chat over a cup. The bean has seen some furious marketing warfare - some religions banned it, others encouraged it, thus causing plentiful ups and downs in its acceptability and availability.  In wars, defeated armies were usually searched for any supplies of coffee.

You can control the bean not the aroma

The seven beans brought back to India by Baba Buden were planted in the Chandragiri Hills in the Chikkmaglur district of Karnataka.

Then a certain Britisher, Mr Kent, with a nose for coffee aroma and money, saw these trees and started growing them around Mysore. Hence one of the grades of Indian Coffee is Kent AA, which is the Arabica variety. From here, coffee soon spread to neighbouring Kerala and Tamil Nadu. And under the British colonial management, a flourishing trade soon started with exports to Europe and the Americas.

Interestingly, in the era prior to the free markets of 1991 in India, coffee was a controlled item. From sowing to transporting every coffee activity was under supervision of the Coffee Control Board. What could not be controlled, however, was the taste for the brew in south India, and from here onwards, the whole of India. 

If you pass by a shop that grinds coffee beans, the aroma is strangely irresistible. Traditionally, people bought the beans and then got it ground, to ensure the rich, pure stuff.


The first taste of coffee - India Coffee House




 If you been around any of the major cities in India you would have noticed an outlet named “India Coffee House.” This chain of was first started by the British in 1940. By 1957, it was taken over by Indian management and the first outlet came up in Bangalore on MG Road. Gradually the chain spread to several parts of India, where many an Indian, outside south India, had his first taste of the brew.

Connoisseurs will agree, this is the finest coffee ever. You can smell the beans being ground in your cup. So strong is the attraction for decoction coffee that marketers have packaged and sold it all over India with huge success.

A smaller version of this apparatus is sold in markets in south India which people use to brew their coffee at home. 

And mind you, the chain ‘India Coffee House’ predates Starbucks by like 50 years or so. Indians, with time on their hands and gossip on their minds, the chain was bound to spread.


How grandmother made coffee

A relatively unknown ingredient was first used to make coffee in south India – jaggery, or gur  in Hindi. Sugar wasn’t used as the sweetener.

In a pot gone black with soot from years of resting on a stove every morning, grandmother would boil water with jaggery in it. When the jaggery melted, she would add the coffee powder – the beans she herself had ground earlier in the market – and boil the whole concoction for some twenty minutes. Then she’d allow the coffee dregs to settle at the bottom of the pot. Then she’d strain the coffee, leaving the dregs behind, and the family’s cup of morning coffee was ready.

This writer’s parents, who lived in Coonoor, Nilgiris, one of the coffee growing areas in Tamil Nadu, brewed coffee in exactly the same way.

 More than a culture, a cult

In south India, two people standing by to have a chat must have a cup of coffee each to complete the chat.

If you stop by somebody’s home, you’ll be served a cup of steaming hot coffee. And usually your visit may last as long as it takes you to finish the coffee. There are homes in south India where you will see a kettle of coffee throughout the day. They just heat it, and continue sipping.

Like elders in rural India who gather over the hookah, now in every part of India people gather over a cup of coffee.

People get selected for jobs over coffee, girls and boys meet for the first time, people read a book over coffee or ideate a plot for a book, or plan a business takeover, or an enterprise…

Anything can happen over coffee.