Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Turkish coffee with cardamom recipe

i like drinking coffee
and even if my preferred & daily morning coffee
is made freshly ground, on a French press
i enjoy experimenting and preparing coffee
(and drinking it)
in many different ways when the weekend comes around

i really enjoy the earthy texture and flavor
of a good Turkish coffee with cardamom
so this weekend i made some from scratch

i found the fresh cardamom pods at North Park produce
i ground the small 'balls' inside the pod
but also added a whole pod
ground my coffee very fine
and boiled all with water on a very low temperature
for a couple of minutes

here the complete recipe

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon of extra finely ground coffee (powder consistency)
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom, or 1 cardamom pod

it was delicious! and with a strong taste of cardamom
[i think i added more than the recipe called for,
but i like it cardamom-strong better]

much better, fresher tasting than the almost powered
Turkish coffee already ground
that comes with the cardamom already mixed

my version is much better!

can't wait for the AM to maybe prepare some more

and please DO try this trick at home
nothing like drinking/eating as fresh as possible
and/or home-made too!