True South offers coffee lovers a taste of home
Some like it hot, some like it cold, and others like it in their dessert. No matter which category you fall under, True South Coffee aims to be the answer to all your java needs. Started by a fourth generation coffee planter, Gaurav Pereira and his friend, Harish Mithra, True South delivers fresh cups of coffee that taste just like your grandmother makes them. “Authentic South Indian coffee has lost out to the cappuccinos and macchiatos that the market is saturated with. With True South, we aim to bring back the love for South Indian coffee,” explains Mithra.
Offering packaged filter coffee decoctions, perfect for the coffee lover who is always on the go, the parent company was started by Harold Pereira about 11 years ago. Initially, it was a business-to-business venture that supplied to hotels and restaurants, but they decided to go directly to the customer late last year. About four months ago, they set up a little takeaway counter on the busy corner at the end of Wood Street, and have since been getting a great response. “It’s authentic, and it does not taste like it came out of a machine (even though it did), it’s completely natural and we don’t add any preservatives,” says Gaurav.
They currently have two blends — Eighty20 and Malabar. The former, as the name suggests, has a coffee-chicory ratio of 80:20, and the latter, a 75:25 coffee-chicory combination. The single origin beans that the decoction is made with, are all sourced from company-owned plantations in Chikmagalur and Coorg. “We’ve also tried using it in desserts and to make cold coffee and coffee liqueur. It works perfectly,” reveals Mithra. While you can buy the packets at the store (`100 upwards), they are also available on bigbasket.in, amazon.in and towness.co.in.
`10 per cup. At Wood Street.
— Rashmi Rajagopal Lobo