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 Tbspcoffee grounds (strong or robust blend such as espresso or a dark french or italian blend)
1 tspground roasted chicory
6 to 8 ozcold water (use 6oz for stronger coffee or 8oz for weaker coffee)
1 pinchground cloves
1 pinchground anise seed
1 pinchtangerine (or orange) zest, fresh grated (optional)
How to Make Maltese Coffee
- Add coffee grounds and ground chicory to coffee filter. Add water to coffee urn, and brew coffee.
- 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.