Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Café Coffee Day's Dark Forest coffee


I finally bought the specialty coffee I've been eyeing for a while at Café Coffee Day yesterday. This is called Dark Forest and was originally launched in Central Europe. It comes from coffee grown in the famous Baba Budan Giri mountains near Chikmagalur. Baba Budan is the man who brought coffee to India. He is supposed to have managed to steal some coffee seeds from Arabia and bring them to India under risk of severe punishment if caught.

I tasted the coffee this morning and it is, indeed, something special. If you are interested in savouring different kinds of coffee, try this one. It's around Rs.125 for 200g but it's good!

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Absolutely! Don't really know how i stumbled upon this particular blog, but well, i'm a lover of strong (preferably black) coffee and even i liked this one. A little mild, yet so smooth! :)

chirag said...

Is it Instant Coffee or do I need an espresso machine?

Vivek said...

@Chirag: This is not an instant coffee, you can use an espresso machine, a cheap south indian percolator, a french press or a moka pot (all three available at CCD and barista outlets).

chirag said...
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chirag said...

Thanks Vivek. I'll probably get a French Press and then try the coffee :)

satyaindia said...

i bought this cofee powder long time back.... i bought a southindian filter also.... but not able to get good cofee at all.... Pleace can some one tell me how to prepare good cofee with this dark forest

Hasmita said...

Satya,

You could use the normal coffee filter or a coffeemaker (as shown here) and use, for a cup of coffee, two heaped teaspoons of coffee powder with 3/4 cup water. I use very little milk in my coffee, but you could use more if you prefer.

Let me know how it turns out!

rajesh said...

It tasted nice..Not like first degree coffee though....

kittu said...

This is the first time that i bought ground coffee. i don't know how to brew it. could somebody please help me? :(
i don't want to go for an expensive coffee-maker. i am thinking of a french press or a moka pot (both from the ccd outlet). which out of the two do u think will be better? and what is the exact procedure to brew the thing? can someone please tell me..

Hasmita said...

Kittu, please read my reply to Satya above to use a regular Madras coffee filter that you can buy in any stainless steel shop. If you want to buy the press or espresso maker from CCD, they will explain to you how to use it. I have the CCD stove-top espresso maker myself. Just fill the bottom compartment with water, put in 2 spoons of coffee powder in the filter compartment and screw on the top part. Place the unit on the fire on the stove. It will sputter and hiss in a few minutes (you can open the lid and peek in to see if the decoction has reached the top) and your coffee is ready. Drink it as espresso or add milk and sugar.

kittu said...

Thank you hasmita. Thanks a lot :)

piyush jain said...

How can i make cappucino with dark forest coffee ?