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Definition 1 of 2

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Phrase.
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Definition

Coffee of the first quality in Tamil parlance.

Usage

“You know, I was in Kumbakonam the other day. No “hotel” there has degree coffee now. Everyone is just serving nescoffee and things like that. I can’t believe it.”
Added 2011-09-08 by oldathai

Root

Tamil

Region

Tamil Nadu

Categories

Food and Drink

Related Terms

filter coffee

Definition 2 of 2

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Definition

Understand from the knowledgable that degree coffee refers to the the very first extract in the morning from the filter apparatus. The decoction
is supposed to be of the first degree - any thing else concocted later is less than degree and hence looked down upon.

Usage

Nothing to beat the degree coffee in Thanjavur - all these 5* hotel chaps should be sent there to learn how to make a decent cup of filter coffee.
Added 2011-10-26 by ragadasamosa

Root

Multiple

Region

Tamil Nadu

Categories

Food and Drink

Related Terms

Filter, filter coffee, Coffeeeeyao, CCD