Iced or hot coffee
Things You’ll Need:
- Organic coffee (regular or instant)
- Cinnamon sticks (or powdered cinnamon)
- Cardamom, whole in pods
- Optional: Vanilla (also good is vanilla creamer)
Start with organic coffee- instant or ground beans. You want to take the cardamom out of its pods and crush it. It is important for this ingredient to be fresh because if you buy powdered cardamom the flavor will be lost.
Brew your coffee with a stick of cinnamon and a pod of crushed cardamom (remove the paper-y peel) in with the coffee grounds. If you are doing the instant coffee version, add a pinch of crushed cardamom and cinnamon along with the instant coffee (about 1 tsp organic instant coffee to 1 cup water).
After your coffee has brewed, or finished add about 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract or use vanilla-flavored creamer and enjoy. Optional: fresh vanilla is expensive but delicious- buy it in its pods and crush like the cardamom, adding it to the coffee grounds. This is delicious as iced coffee too- make your coffee as usual and put it in the fridge until it is cold. This is a perfect summer pick-me-up iced and the hot coffee is of course great on cold winter days!