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Moroccan spiced coffee is nothing but a fragrant blend of warm spices and dark coffee. It’s quite popular in Morocco; however, several visitors oftentimes miss out on the experience since Moroccan spiced coffee is barely served in street cafes. Rather it is made mainly at home. Let you know that spiced coffee tastes different than a conventional cup of coffee but it is familiar with its comforting warmth and a pleasant aroma.

I love this particular coffee since it is something that you can make a part of your day-to-day routine yet it feels a bit luxurious and exotic too. You can follow the recipe below; however, you would wish to adjust it as per your preferences.

It might take some time to find out how you like your Moroccan spiced coffee. You might wish more or less spice or you might want a weaker or stronger brew. I generally drink coffee with cream; however, with this particular spiced coffee, I skip the cream and stir in sugar.

You can brew your spiced coffee using any brewing method that you prefer. All you need to do is to stir the coffee ground and spices together and proceed. In this recipe, you can make use of whole beans and just grind them on your own (this is the most flavorful, best option) or you can even use pre-ground coffee. So, whatever you pick, make certain that you choose a dark roast.

Moroccan Spiced Coffee:

Ingredients and their proportions:

• Whole coffee beans ½ cup (or freshly ground coffee 6 tablespoons)
• Ground cinnamon ½ teaspoon
• Ground ginger ¼ teaspoon
• Ground cardamom ¼ teaspoon
• Kosher salt ¼ teaspoon
• Ground clove 1/8 teaspoon
• Freshly grated nutmeg 1/8 teaspoon
• Ground black pepper 1/8 teaspoon
• Water 4 cups
• Sugar and cream (optional)

Instructions to follow:

In case you are using whole beans:

In a burr grinder, place your spices and coffee beans and grind on the coarse setting until you get a rough texture same as breadcrumbs. Now you will need to pour the spiced ground into a French press’s bottom.

If you are using ground coffee:

Take a small bowl first. Then stir the coffee grounds and spices together. Now time to pour the spiced grounds into the French press’s bottom

In an electric kettle or stovetop, heat the water. Let the water boil and then allow it to rest for about 1 minute.

Once your water is ready, then pour about half of the water over your coffee and allow it to sit for 30 seconds.

Now you need to use a spoon to stir the mixture gently and after that, add the remaining water. Cover the French press with a lid and leave the plunger up. Let it brew for about 3 minutes.

Now time for pressing the plunger down and pouring coffee into cups. In case you are not drinking your coffee immediately, then pour it into a pitcher or carafe for serving. But in case you leave it in your French press, then it might become bitter.

You can have the coffee black or you can have it with cream and sugar.

Last Updated on August 30, 2021

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