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maltese coffee

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Vickie Parks
Renton, WA

This was from a blog that was created by and dedicated to coffee aficionados. It wasn't a recipe per se, just a description of how coffee is typically prepared in Malta. I just put it into recipe form. Chicory has long been used in many cultures as a coffee substitute, especially when coffee is difficult to get. But chicory is still used today to make coffee bolder, adding an element that even the expensive coffee blends can’t achieve. A mere teaspoon of chicory added to coffee grounds is said to greatly improve the flavor, and it'll turn plain coffee into a more full-bodied cup of 'joe'.

(2 ratings)
yield 1 serving(s)
prep time 1 Min
cook time 4 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For maltese coffee

  • 2 Tbsp
    coffee grounds (strong or robust blend such as espresso or a dark french or italian blend)
  • 1 tsp
    ground roasted chicory
  • 6 to 8 oz
    cold water (use 6oz for stronger coffee or 8oz for weaker coffee)
  • 1 pinch
    ground cloves
  • 1 pinch
    ground anise seed
  • 1 pinch
    tangerine (or orange) zest, fresh grated (optional)

How To Make maltese coffee

  • 1
    Add coffee grounds and ground chicory to coffee filter. Add water to coffee urn, and brew coffee.
  • 2
    Add cloves and anise to coffee mug. Pour fresh brewed, hot coffee into coffee mug, and stir to disperse the spices. Sprinkle a pinch of orange peel on top (if using), and serve immediately.