Whenever you are passing through highways, one thing that you would not afford to miss is the roadside dhabas! Be it their masala chai or steaming hot snacks, there is always a craving to have that ‘not-so-hygienic’ stuff for just about whatever it takes. And coffee, any day, is a huge stress reliever especially while you are driving or even if you just need a break after a long drive. And most of the times, what you’ll get on highways is tempting flavoured tea but not COFFEE! Even if you do, it’s rare you’ll get FILTER COFFEE!
But did you know that you can have hot filter coffee on the national and state highways in Tamil Nadu? Well, thanks to the efforts of G Samyraj, you can have piping hot filter coffee if you happen to pass through the Tamil Nadu highways.
The outlets are called Naidu Cafe in as Only Coffee. Informs Samyraj: “The coffee is served for Rs 15. But that’s not all. One can also have delicious vegetarian Bajji bonda at these outlets. Cooked in fresh sunflower oil, they make for a perfect snack with hot coffee. In fact, our specialty is that we use fresh Sunflower oil every time we cook and never use the same oil again.”
“And it’s no ordinary coffee. It’s the Kumbakonam Degree Coffee,” says Prashant. He adds: “Well I came to Kumbakonam after several years and was frantically looking for that famous Kumbakonam Degree coffee and here I got one which was absolutely superb. My mom, who is a diabetic, was equally delighted and relished the coffee as they have a sugar-free substitute too!”
Samyraj started the first outlet in April 2012 and today, there are twelve outlets in Tamil Nadu. He now plans to standardize flavors across his outlets and is working to set up a unit where the entity can be centrally made.
So, when are you planning to have your cup of coffee!
Contributed by Sakshi Khattar