Cardamom – the Queen of Spices – is my most favorite spice. It is warm, delicate, and in about 10 seconds can take your average cup of coffee into something lovely and romantic, straight out of Arabian Nights. Cardamom coffee appears in Arabian Nights…as an aphrodisiac.
You could just crack a few pods and put them on top of your coffee in the coffee maker. I love to use a French press, with espresso, and I love to drink it from a tea cup.
1 1/2 tbsp espresso (I like Bustelo)
2 cardamom pods, cracked
1 teacup water
milk or cream, optional (I take it)
sugar optional (I don’t)
Put espresso and cardamom pods in a French press. Heat water to a boil and pour over espresso. Let steep for a minute or two, press, pour, and fix as you like.