The 'Degree Kaapi' Trail in Kumbakonam

Tripoto
6th Jan 2018

The Degree Kaapi Trail at Kumbakonam

Photo of The 'Degree Kaapi' Trail in Kumbakonam by KatchuTravels

How many of you have sampled the 'Degree Kaapi' from the temple town of Kumbakonam?

Coffee is a mix of Decoction and Milk, and the Degree Coffee is basically using the first decoction of the day, with boiled milk at a particular temperature around 110 degrees (and hence the ‘Degree’ in the name)

Day 1

It is also surmised that chicory was mis-pronunced as Tikery and that came to be known as degree.

Fresh Degree Kaapi at Venkkatramana Hotel

Photo of Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu, India by KatchuTravels

Coffee Beans being roasted at Mohan Coffee Works

Photo of Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu, India by KatchuTravels

Here's my journey trying to hunt the best 'Degree Coffee' and roasted 'Coffee Powder' in this little temple town in Tamil Nadu

This article was orginally written at Katchutravels

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