The Great Indian Coffee Shootout

The Great Indian Coffee Shootout What started as a casual cuppa is now showing all the signs of becoming an obsession.

Just for the heck of it, I decided to compare coffees. Number one on the list was a Starbucks Columbian Medium blend, the second was the Cafe Coffee Day Dark Forest blend and the third was an un-named, unmarked anonymous packet of Kerala Ground Fresh Coffee.

The method of preparation was the same for all three. Half a cup of hot water with 2 tablespoons of coffee in a french press, soak for 3 minutes and mixing the filtered output with another half cup of hotter water. It was drunk black, without sweetening.

Unfortunately, both Indian coffees didn’t make it to number 1. Yup – the columbian blend came out with top marks for taste, flavor and character. Dark forest came out at #2 and if I had my way, the South Indian coffee would’nt be on the charts, but due to no other available position, it was at #3.

Have you tried biting into a fresh strawberry after a sip of strong, black coffee? If you haven’t, its worth a go!

By Sid Khullar

Sid Khullar is a wellness coach who works with different aspects of lifestyle change towards the accomplishment of goals such as weight loss and blood sugar management among other health situations that require the presence of specialised, precise diets and lifestyle change. His methods address aspects of food, nutrition and the mind.