My husband is Indian, his family is Indian. Sometimes I feel like I’m half Indian–in a totally awesome way! Anyway, we traveled to Dallas, Texas a few weeks ago. It was there, my sister-in-law’s mother (we call her Aunty) introduced me to the delight that is Bru coffee. According to the label, Bru is Indian “instant coffee and roasted chicory”.
When Aunty offered it to me, she made it with lots of milk and sugar which, according to my sources, is the “Indian way”. Those words don’t seem to really honour this drink. How can I describe the taste even more? Hmmm, I guess the best way to convey its deliciousness is to think of an affogato. Imagine dark, rich slightly bitter coffee colliding with some mellow, sweet, creamy vanilla ice cream! It was so, so good!
How lucky were we to find a jar of Bru in our local international foods store! And because it was that kind of morning, I made some for myself today! Instead of microwaving the water, I brought out my trusty yellow kettle and heated it on the stove. I even pulled out my special “social worker” cup to help me truly savour this special time.
Here’s how I made my coffee, please click on the photo to see the type in detail.
In the end, final result didn’t taste exactly like Aunty’s version. But it was tasty. The next thing I’m going to do is experiment by making a version Vietnamese iced coffee.