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Kahawa – Ethiopian Coffee


  • 2cardamom pods, lightly bruised
  • 60g ground coffee
  • 1lt water


  • Bring water and cardamom pods to the boil and boil 10 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to a low simmer and add the coffee and simmer 5 minutes Add ground ginger.
  • Take of heat and strain into cups. Sweeten if desired.


  • Sharon123

    I enjoyed this! I didn’t boil the 10 minutes, just simmered, and just barely simmered the coffee(I used decaf). The directions called for adding ginger but it wasn’t in the ingredients. I didn’t add any. Thanks Coasty! Made for ZWT 2011-Africa.

  • Debbwl

    I have always found Cardamom coffee to be a nice exotic treat and this one did not disappoint. Very well done! Thanks for the post.

  • Mia in Germany

    Cardamom coffee is one of my coffee favourites, so this is right up my alley 🙂 Easy to make and delicious – thanks for posting!
    Made for ZWT 7 for Count Dracula And His Hot Bites.

  • Outta Here

    I love cardamom and I love coffee (must be my Scandinavian roots) and together they are pure delight! This is easy and really tasty. Thanks for this keeper! Made for ZWT 7.

  • Dreamer in Ontario

    I’ve had cardamom coffee before so I knew I’d love this. I have a coffee grinder therefor used freshly ground coffee beans. A delightful twist on my usual morning coffee. Made for ZWT7

  • Annacia

    Whats not to love about cardamom coffee? Simple and delicious. 😀

  • Brenda.

    I took Rita’s advice and crushed the cardamom pods to add to my coffee grounds. I don’t normally drink sweetened coffee but I added 1/2 packet of Splenda for a true morning treat. I used green cardamom pods as that is what I had on hand from a previous ZWT. Thanks for sharing. Made for Africa ZWT 7.

  • Rita~

    I love cardamom and coffee the 2 of them together is yummy! I crushed 6 of the pods and placed on the ground coffee in my coffee maker for ease. Came out perfect. Thanks. Made for ZWT 2011

  • NorthwestGal

    This was a new flavor sensation for me, because I usually take my morning coffee just black. But I decided to expand my horizons a bit and give this recipe a try. And I was very pleasantly surprised. It’s very good, and tasted almost like a wonderfully exotic tea or something but with the java boost from the dark roast coffee (which is our “usual”). Overall, it was a wonderful coffee drink. Thanks, Coasty! Made during ZWT #7 for Mischief Makers team.