Cardamom and honey Turkish coffee
I love cardamom and I love coffee, so this is heaven. This is a coffee for the afternoon and it deserves a slice of cake.
Real Turkish coffee is boiled in a little contraption called an ibrik, and the coffee is ground so fine that it settles on the bottom of the cup, but this is my cheat’s version. I make this version using a cafetière.
MAKES COFFEE FOR 2
2 heaped tablespoons decent Fairtrade ground coffee
6 cardamom pods, bashed
honey or unrefined Fairtrade brown sugar, to sweeten
Put the coffee and cardamom pods into a cafetière and cover with 400ml of boiling water. Leave to sit for 3 minutes, stirring a few times as it sits, then plunge and pour into cups, sweetening with honey or brown sugar as needed.
Serve in little cups, with a slice of pistachio and elderflower cordial cake.
Image: Brian W Ferry