Sunday, January 2, 2011

Yummy! Middle-East Flavored Coffee

Hadassa, one of my most loyal blog "commenters," took my coffee posts very seriously and sent me, via some lovely young messengers, a new for me coffee.  In Hebrew it's:
קפה קלוי וטחון עם הל
Roasted and ground coffee with hal cardamom
Now, what's cardamom?  Yes, click if you didn't before.  Apparently, it's a favorite addition to coffee in Arab homes.  It sure gives more kick than French Vanilla!  I'm glad I waited a week after the flu to try it, and it will now be a regular on my shopping list!

I cooked it up in a pot with water and sugar and added milk.  I don't think that's the way it's traditionally served, but I like it.

Hadassa, thanks so much!!

10 comments:

Jennifer in MamaLand said...

Interesting! It's a favourite in Indian food, including some sweets, but I can't stand it. Do I dare try it in coffee...?

Batya said...

Jennifer, there's nothing to lose. I really liked it.

Hadassa said...

Shalom!
Batya, I'm always happy to share culinary favorites.
Jennifer, I say try it. The cardamon may taste very different in coffee. I was familiar with cardamon in Indian cooking; my husband introduced me to cardamon in coffee.

Batya said...

I'm glad you got me started. I love it and just bought another at Rami Levi, shaar Binyamin.

miriyummy said...

Kaffeh turki im hel (or, to hel with it) is one of my favorite afternoon pick-me-ups! And cardamom is heaven in a spice jar. I made vegan chai latte cupcakes for Shabbat, heavy on the hel, and mmmmmmm!

Batya said...

I have lots to learn about hel.

swag said...

And all this time I thought the Middle East was a place and not a flavor...

Batya said...

swag, here it's an adjective and great coffee!

Miriam said...

Batya...ENJOY! I'm square and only like good old fashion Nes ............

Are you a tea drinker? May I recommend Apple and Honey Herbal tea from Wissotzky.

Soooo soothing after a good Shabbos meal. My husband sometimes add a cinnamon stick to his tea. Says it hits the spot...

Shabbat Shalom
Miriam

Batya said...

Thanks, Miriam, since this is an old post, I had to approve the comment. It doesn't go up automatically.