Cardamom coffee gives a fragrant spin to your “cup of joe”. Indulge in a cup of cardamom coffee in the morning or with a slice of cake or baklava in the afternoon.
Cardamom, native to the evergreen forests of India, has numerous health benefits. It is a good source of minerals like potassium, calcium, sulfur, and magnesium along with iron and manganese.
Cardamom is used for digestion problems including heartburn, intestinal gas, constipation, and loss of appetite. It is also used to treat a sore throat, teeth and gum infections, congestion, and bad breath.
Magically, cardamom is associated with love, so if you are extending Valentine’s celebrations to this weekend, make some room for cardamom coffee on the menu.
Many recipes for cardamom coffee will instruct to grind cardamom pods with coffee. The below recipe requires a little more effort but all the better for a great spiced coffee.
- 10 cardamom pods
- 1 cup (approx 8oz) of dark-roast whole coffee beans
- 250ml water
- Sugar, to taste (optional)
- Grind coffee beans.
- Split the cardamom pods and place the pods and the seeds in a medium pan on a low heat.
- Roast the cardamom seeds and pods for approximately a minute.
- Add the ground coffee and the water to the pan.
- Heat over a medium-low heat for 2 to 3 minutes until the coffee grinds begin to sink and the liquid simmers around the edges of the pan.
- Remove from heat and let sit for 1 minute.
- Carefully place the cardamom coffee into a cafetière, leaving most of the grounds and pods in the pan. Any remaining coffee grounds and cardamom pods should naturally settle at the bottom of the cafetière. Place the strainer and press down.
- Pour into small mugs or espresso cups.
- Best served without milk. Add sugar to taste.
Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief @rosamedea