Filter coffee

Our trip to Banglore and Ooty last winters was one of the best excursions we had. Although Ooty is famous for its tea and chocolates but it was there we had the best filter coffee. And ever since my husband has been pursuing me to buy ‘South Indian Filter Coffee Drip’ (A stainless steel equipment to make filter coffee).

After ordering it online I started watching YouTube videos to learn the process for the perfect brew. I was wondering how the process makes any difference; you just need milk, sugar and coffee powder or maybe some cream (If taste matters more than calories).

But definitely process makes a huge difference.

For filter coffee, coffee powder needs to stand for hours along with the boiling hot water on the tiny holes of the filter. And then drop by drop we get the concentrated, aromatic decoction of coffee! It’s a matter of patience and the filtration for that purest sip to give you an exuberant experience.

Filter: A process to remove impurities and unwanted material.

How often do you filter your thoughts? Have you filtered people around you? What about filtering your desires and expectations?

Most of us have become conscious about what we consume (eat and use). We check its brand, ingredients, process and expiry date. But we still need to become conscious about filtering the things that our soul needs to consume.

We keep on collecting unwanted emotions, fears and pessimism. We keep on tagging along toxic people. Over the times we accumulate endless desires and expectations. And all these unwanted things make our soul a junkyard; where it becomes difficult to find calmness, happiness and contentment.

Put a filter around your soul and don’t let anything seep in that is capable of contaminating your well-being. It’s not going to be an easy task; it needs lot of willpower and love for one’s self.

Start filtering people around you. Discard those from your life who are filled with negativity, hatred and apathy. Stay away from those who always try to pull your spirits down or have envious traits. Surround yourself with people who are full of positivity, generosity, inspiration and good humour. You don’t need a long list of ‘friends’, few good friends are enough to keep your soul healthy and to give a great taste to life.

Start filtering your desires and expectations. Have realistic and achievable expectations from others. Be self- content. Have goals in life rather than desires and acceptability for people instead of expectations.

Filter your emotions. Just keep those which provide a soothing effect to the soul. Be happy, laugh more and always have an optimistic outlook. It’s not going to eradicate problems from your life but provide you the courage to solve them.

Just put a filter of consciousness around yourself to detox and have a pure self. Enjoy every sip of life and along with it let the grin reach up to the eyes.

© [Charu Gupta] and [Potpourri of life] [2018].