Serves 4
Strong, aromatic and addictive! This cardamom flavoured coffee must be enjoyed at leisure, sitting down talking to a friend. Instead of cardamom use spices such as anise, ginger or nutmeg, typical of Marrakech and Southern Morocco.
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You will need

6 cardamom pods
2 T (30 ml) sugar
3 – 4 T (45 – 60 ml) finely ground coffee
pinch of salt
2 ½ cups (625 ml) water


Toast the cardamom pods lightly in a small saucepan and then crush them in a motar with a pestle or in a small plastic bag with the flat side of a meat mallet.

Return crushed cardamom (husks as well) to the pot.

Add sugar, coffee, salt and water.

Bring just to the boil, cover with a lid and switch off the heat.

Leave the coffee to draw for 5 minutes.

Strain into tiny coffee cups (or glasses) to serve.