Coffee is not an available option at majority of the places and most roadside tea stall vendors provide tea only. The electric coffee-making machines are very costly (more than Rs.5000 each) and out of reach for most roadside. The innovator has modified the normal pressure cooker and made it into a coffee-maker. A simple attachment of a metal pipe along with pressure-releasing valve has been provided in the cooker lid. Cooker with water is heated over a stove. Once steam is formed, it is released through the metal pipe and collected in a jar containing a mixture of coffee powder, milk and sugar. After allowing sufficient steam into the jar, in a few minutes, frothy and tasty coffee is ready.
Link: Low cost, easy to operate, provide choice of making espresso coffee. Useful to roadside tea stalls, small dhabas,guesthouse and other places, where choice coffee can be offered along with tea. It can be used to make a variety of hot beverages as well, including Cappuccino, Lattes, Tea, Hot Chocolate, and of course espresso.
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