Menu from the monsoon – Rice and coffee from Rain

June 10, 2013

The monsoon is a magical time in India. The season of the wind, clouds and rain brings joy to a parched land. Rainwater to India is a gift from the Indian Ocean. The clouds do the couriers job and the winds play assistant. When i falls on our heads it is good to keep a clean catchment and then collect it in Rain barrels. You can then put this soft water which is slightly acidic to good use . Apart from drinking the water (after checking for purity) you can make coffee from it.


A clean roof , a good cloth filter and a food grade HDPE tank to store rainwater


Clean soft water slightly acidic and with a high Dissolved Oxygen content – rain

Here is Indian Ocean coffee for you 


My coffee Percolator …filter we call it in this part of the world


The percolator container comes on top


Ground coffee powder goes in – Arabica with 5 % chicory is my favourite


The cover plate on the coffee powder , to hold it steady


Rainwater goes in – cold not hot – so that the Oxygen is not lost and there is an earthy taste


Then you put the top lid and wait


Rainwater percolates through the coffee powder..take it from the bottom container and percolate it again


Indian Ocean coffee is ready

Then again you can also make rice using rainwater


Rice , rainwater in a pressure cooker


Soft tasty white rice …eat the monsoon flavour



Add milk and sugar as per taste and heat if you like. I prefer it cold and neat














  1. Magnificent website. Lots of useful information here.
    I am sending it to a few friends ans additionally sharing in delicious.
    And certainly, thanks on your sweat!

  2. Nice blog comment chicory I like chicory this is hallty is the valuable herb which for a long time has won popularity in national medicine.Chicory was also often prescribed by herbalists of recent centuries to cure a whole host of ailments; the herbalist of the middle ages often recommended herbal remedies made from the chicory roots as tonics, as laxatives, and as diuretics.

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