I had some South Indian filter coffee for the first time a couple of weeks ago after a meal at Saravana Bhavan invale. It was absolutely delicious, and I was pleasantly surprised..The fanaticism and history of South Indian Filter Coffee. If you haven’t tried this yet, do it right away. For those who appreciate the taste of coffee, .Indian filter coffee even migrated overseas in the early th century to Malaysia and Singapore, where kopi tarik pulled coffee is a close cousin of the Madras filter coffee by the yard metre, and was introduced at roadside kopi tiams run originally by Indian Muslims..Although India actually has a long and rich tradition of coffee growing and consumption, only until recently has it switched focus from quan.y to quality. And India has no real history with espresso, which is more of a very recent phenomenon among the mobile middle cl.es..