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Cardamom Honey Coffee Recipe

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Turkish
Servings: 6
Author: Derrick Krane


  • 6 cups cold water
  • 3 - 6 tbsp. coffee
  • 1 tsp cardamom
  • 1 tbsp. honey


  • Boil the water. Pour the half the water into the carafe of a French press and let it sit for minute to warm the carafe. Dump out the water. 
  • Put the ground coffee, cardamom and honey in the carafe. You will be using double the amount of coffee that would be normally used. The honey is also added at this time. Add a single teaspoon of cardamom. This will be enough for the whole pot. 
    cardamom in spoon
  • Fill the carafe with the rest of the boiling water and stir. Let it settle for a minute or two, longer if you want stronger coffee. 
  • Insert the press and push the grounds to the bottom of the carafe. You may have to push hard. Don’t overdo it and end up wearing the shattered carafe as a bracelet. 
    Tea and coffee infuser basket
  • Pour into a mug, add another spoon of honey for a sweeter beverage if desired, and stir. This is best served black in a demitasse, or small 3 oz. cup. Expect it to be a little muddy when you get to the bottom. My grammar check tried to change the end of the last sentence to find the underlying cause of. I like that even better. Go forth, and find the underlying cause of your coffee.