I love coffee. Good proper coffee. Flat white or americano, depending on which cafe I am in. At home at the weekend we tend to have several cups, we would drink coffee all day if we could! Both Dan and I are coffee addicts, and have become quite fussy over our cup of joe.
Coffee always reminds me of my travels. Drinking strong, slightly spiced coffee in Israel, coffee that really was rocket fuel. Every day I would visit a small local cafe in the market area of Tel Aviv, close to my apartment. I’d order a cup of thick black coffee and sit there eating small squares of treacly halva. The cafe was a basic as you like, coca cola signs, plastic chairs and old men playing dominos. But the coffee, oh the coffee was so good.
This winter I’ve been enjoying a different way of drinking coffee, by adding a few crushed cardamom pods to the stove top pot whilst it brews. The result is a beautifully spiced coffee, reminiscent of the middle east.
Stovetop coffee maker or aeropress
Ground coffee beans (any, your usual coffee will suffice)
1 cardamom pod (cracked) per cup of coffee
(Milk & Sugar if desired)
In your stove top coffee maker or aeropress, brew your coffee as usual, adding a cracked cardamom pod and pinch of salt per cup to the ground coffee before brewing. Add milk and sugar to your liking. Your coffee should be smooth with a spicy floral scent.
Why not try adding a spice of your liking – ground cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, or star anise , these will taste wonderful too.