Total Time
Prep 4 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is my current favorite coffee. I created it for my taste inspired by the amazing spices and flavors of North Africa and the Middle East. It's a bit indulgent and something that you can very easily adjust the ingredient amounts of to match your own taste. Time given may be slightly longer if using an Ibrik.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 7 g ground coffee (1/4 ounce. I use Corta's Mediterranean Coffee but any coffee that you enjoy will work fine)
  • 12 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch saffron (rubbed between your fingers over the pot to break it down)
  • pure water (for 1 cup of coffee)
  • honey (sugar or Splenda to your liking. Optional)


  1. Add the coffee, cinnamon and saffron to your coffee pot or Ibrik. Stir the three together so that it will all brew together.
  2. Add the water and start coffee pot or boil and rest the usual 3 times for the Ibrik.
  3. When done pour into your cup, sweeten as or if desired.
  4. Sit back and enjoy what may be the best cup of coffee ever.
Most Helpful

I used 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon and that was plenty for me. I chose a good quality rich Sumatra coffee bean for my coffee; half and half and local clover honey. A great "eye opener" coffee in the morning served in my brand new 'Lapis' colored Fiestaware coffee mug. Love the flavor combination! Good work! Made for Veg Tag/September.

COOKGIRl September 15, 2013

Annacia you have some wonderful coffees posted but think this one is most definitely the best of the best. I loved the spice blend and even more enjoyed how soothing and relaxing this was. Thanks so much for the true delight, LOVED it so much that I wish I could give it 20 stars.

Debbwl March 23, 2014

A great choice coffe recipe again!<br/>I used Greek coffee, Greek safron (Greece is exporting a lot of safron!) and cinnamon from the Turkish shop.<br/>As I know that the cinnamon I used is very strong I reduced the quantity to 1/4 (as Cookgirl suggersted) and I think this was the perfect quantity.<br/>Thanks a lot for your delish and inspiring coffee recipes!

awalde December 12, 2013