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Shop Review: ‘Enga Ammayi’, Home-Based Coffee That Brings You Back To The 60s

Coffee, the favourite drink of the civilized world! For all coffee lovers, you’ll definitely understand how important it is to have a good cup of coffee any time of the day. Coffee has become a go-to drink for lots of people especially those who are working. Most of us can’t get through our day without having a sip of our coffee first.

Now, we are very familiar with different types of coffee such as cappuccino, latte, black coffee, espresso, and many more. But have you heard or tried a coffee called ‘sukku malli’ ?

The founder

Picture: Enga Ammayi

It all started during the second MCO. Ammayi used to make her own style of traditional coffee like how her mother would do it in the 60s. With help from her niece, Kanmani, they have managed to take their small business online and didn’t expect that it will go so viral.

Sinnamah is Ammayi’s real name. She was born in 1941 in Kampung Columbia, Perak. She began cooking when she was just 12 years old, following her mother’s traditional recipe from Southern India, who was also a first-generation Indian in Malaysia. Ammayi enjoys cooking with her own organic vegetables that she grows by herself at her home.

Ammayi has become the biggest inspiration for those who know her. She’s turning 80 years next year and is still going strong. Her desire is that the upcoming generations know and practice traditions that have been in existence.

Sukku Malli Coffee

Picture: Enga Ammayi

Enga Ammayi’s Sukku Malli coffee needs a spotlight. This home-based business serves traditional, beneficial and 100% organic homemade coffee. The word ‘sukku’ means dried ginger and ‘malli’ means coriander seed. Sukku malli coffee is basically a herbal decoction that has ample of health benefits.

The ingredients used in this special coffee are all-natural. The ingredients are coffee beans, coriander seeds, dry ginger, cardamom, cumin, curry leaves, and black pepper.

Coffee is known to be acidic and too much intake of it is not good. But with Enga Ammayi’s Sukku Malli coffee, you need not worry. Here are some benefits of it:

  • Dry ginger powder usually gives heat to the body. That is why during the cold season, it protects the body from cough and cold. Also, it helps with weight loss.
  • Helpful for gas and acidity problems
  • Improves digestion
  • Improves skin glow and overcome rashes as well as wrinkles
  • The spices used helps to purify the blood and maintain good blood circulation in the body
  • Relieves bones and joint pain
  • Relieves stress from the body and mind

Picture: Enga Ammayi

The ingredients are roasted and crushed finely into powder form before they are tightly sealed and packed. Making this coffee is super easy. For black coffee, add 1 teaspoon of the coffee powder with 250ml of hot water. To enhance the flavor, you can add sugar or honey. For milk coffee, just add boiled milk or creamer and enjoy. On a side note, Enga Ammayi’s Sukku Malli powder is made fresh because they will only make it upon orders.

Besides coffee, Ammayi also sells traditional pottu or black bindi for newborn babies. The vasambu pottu, also known as the sweet flag is the main ingredient for this traditional pottu. Tradition says that applying this black bindi for newborn babies keeps negative energies away from them.

Picture: Enga Ammayi

Sweet flag or vasambu is the main ingredient used for black bindi because it has a very unique smell that prevents insects or any kind of bugs from the babies. It also has a cooling effect on the babies’ skin.

For now, they are selling their product on Instagram and postage can be made around Malaysia. To know more, visit their Instagram and Facebook page at Enge Ammayi. You can also find videos of Ammayi on TikTok as she has almost 1.3 million likes!

For those of you coffee lovers who love a dash of spice in your coffee, trust me, you are absolutely gonna love this drink.

Sources: Enga Ammayi

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