Ten-Second Takeaway

If you love your filter coffee as much as we do, then Kalmane Koffees is where you need to head to for a true blue version. Plus, a modern update on the filter coffee and snacks to munch on.

Chow Down

Chocolate Brownie, Chakli

Sip On

Kaapi Blue Grass, Kaapi Mocha

Winning For

Their concept of popularising traditional South Indian filter coffee among youth and the range of coffees, of course!

Lowdown On The Ambience

Simple black tables with cushioned stools and a few posters {all on coffee brands offered} make up the decor here. Some of the outlets {they have six} may be slightly cramped. But the rich aroma wafting in the air is more than enough to invite you in and make you stay.

What’s On The Menu?

The retail chain of the 137-year-old Kalmane Estate {a coffee plantation near Chikmagalur}, this one caters to all kinds of coffee lovers, from classic filter coffee to espresso-based coffees as well as a few cold coffees. While the Kaapi Blue Grass {traditional South Indian filter coffee} is sure to give you a kick with a rich and familiar flavour, hardcore coffee enthusiasts pick the Kaapi Premium {pure and extra strong filter coffee}. There are also versions like Kaapi Nelyani Gold {with a dash of cardamom} and Kaapi Cino {filter coffee with cinnamon}. The Kaapi Mocha here comes highly recommended for its distinct blend of filter coffee and chocolate. The espresso-based options include usual suspects like Americano, Cappuccino and Latte. Want something cold? Try the Kol Koffee or the Kol Koffee Krunch {cold coffee with biscuits}, not too slushy or diluted with ice.

Munchies Galore 

Pair the cuppa with your pick of cookies, muffins or brownies. The soft and gooey Chocolate Brownie goes perfectly well with the coffee variants. But, if you want to go completely old school, they have South Indian snacks, too. Think Chilli Banana Chips, Ragi Murukku and Nippattu, among others. We suggest you get yourself a pack of the crunchy Chaklis to go with your kaapi.

So, We’re Thinking…

With interesting blends and even modern versions on their menu, Kalmane Koffees is here to prove that nothing can ever beat a tumbler of good old filter coffee. And, we couldn’t agree more.

#LBBTip: Get yourself a pack of their estate-grown coffee blends {available in the store} for that perfect brew at home.

Where: Outets in Forum Mall, Koramangala; Mantri Square, Malleswaram; Phoenix Marketcity Mall, Whitefield; Royal Meenakshi Mall, Bannerghatta Road; Forum Value Mall, Whitefield and Garuda Mall, Magrath Road

Contact: 080 22067726 {Forum Mall outlet}

Price: INR 250 for two

When: 11.30am-11pm

Find them on Facebook here.

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