METALandMIRRORS: Recipe: Cardamom Coffee

Friday, August 5, 2016

Recipe: Cardamom Coffee

After waking up, some people are already thinking about that first cup of coffee. Why not add a healthy spice in it as you are going to drink it anyways. Cardamom can be a nice spice to add to coffee as it has a rich aroma and sweet flavor that works well with the coffee and milk mixed.

Cardamom has several health benefits, whether used on their own or mixed with something. The focus of this spice, today, will be on its ability to easily fight the germs that cause bad breath because it is packed with antibacterial properties. Cardamom can be added to food, drinks, or even simply chewed by taking a pod of cardamom and chew on it after every meal to freshen up breath. The oil that is extracted from the seed contains compounds that kill the bacteria causing bad breath.

This can be added different ways to coffee depending on how the coffee is made. I will have two examples below of how to use it in coffee.

The first recipe can be used with Keurig, or any type similar, single pod machines. 

Simmer 1 crushed cardamom pod with 3/4 cup milk in a small saucepan over medium heat for about 5 minutes while stirring occasionally.

Pop the k-cup into the machine and brew the coffee like normal.

Strain the milk into the coffee and add sugar to taste.

The next recipe can be used with regular drip coffee machines. 

Add 1 1/2 teaspoon of cardamom seeds (not the pod) to the grounds per each cup of coffee being made. A pinch of salt can be added in this step to bring out the flavor of the seeds, if desired.

Brew as normal and add milk and sugar to taste.

For a bolder flavor, add the 1 1/2 teaspoon of seeds directly to each cup and pour coffee over seeds.

The seeds can also be ground into the coffee grounds and then made as normal.

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