Cardamom flavored coffee

Lebanese coffee may be served murrah (bitter), mazbuta (regular) or hilweh (sweet). This recipe is for mazbuta. Use an Arabic or Turkish fine ground coffee if you can find it or else a good quality strong expresso coffee.

Serves4 Origin North Africa and Middle East
Preparation 2mins Heat rating (No heat)
Cooking 10mins Ease (Very easy)
Vegetarian No


4-6 pods split Green Cardamom pods
375ml cold water
1 heaped teaspoon of very finely ground coffee
1 level teaspoon sugar
a few drops of orange blossom water


Traditionally made in Lebanese rakweh coffeepot (a small aluminum pot with a long handle) but can as easily be made in a small saucepan, dissolve the sugar in the water and bring to a boil. Add the coffee and the cardamome pods and stir well. Bring to a boil. When the foam rises to the top, remove the coffeepot from the heat to let the foam subside for about a minute. Return the pot to the heat and bring to a boil again. Traditionally, the coffee is brought to a boil at least three times. Once boiled, fish out the cardamom pods. Serve with a few drops of orange blossom water.

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