Traditional Bahraini Cardamom Coffee

Annacia *

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@Annacia

Another real treat from my friend Um Safia. I always think of her when I enjoy this.

My friend said:
"This is an authentic recipe for the traditional style of coffee that is drunk in Bahrain. The key to a great cup of coffee is the ground coffee - if you can get Gulf Coffee then do so. Gulf Coffee is light / medium roasted beans which are then ground with cardamom & saffron. If you can't get Gulf Coffee then use a coffee which is as lightly roasted as possible & add a little extra cardamom & saffron to the coffee as you make it."


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Serves:

8-10

Prep:

5 Min

Cook:

5 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

4 c
water
3 Tbsp
lightly roasted arabica coffee
1 tsp
ground cardamom
1/2 tsp
saffron
2 Tbsp
rose water (start with less if you are not familiar with it)
dates, mixed nuts or pastries. to serve with the coffee.

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Bring water to boil.
2
Add the coffee, cardamom, and saffron .simmer uncovered on low heat for 3 minutes.
3
Strain mixture into pot.
4
Bring mixture up to the boil again then remove from the heat. Add the rose water & pour into a coffee serving pot.
5
Serve in demitasse coffee cups with dates, mixed nuts or pastries.

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