but still have 2 coffee filters in my kitchen. That says a lot about coffee or should I say Kaapi. Fuel booster, morning must-have, call it what you want, the beverage is accorded an iconic status in a South Indian household and understandably so. I remember reading sometime back, R K Narayan’s (one of the greatest Indian Author) love for coffee – Once during his trip abroad he was asked how he would like his coffee- black or white? To which he replied – “I want it neither, black nor white, but brown, which ought to be the colour of honest coffee, that’s how we make it in South India". Now you know why this beverage is so special.