Total Time
Prep 8 mins
Cook 0 mins

A deliciously spiced coffee which enhances the coffee drinking experience, and is therefore particularly welcome when you're aiming to reduce the calories in your daily diet. Because it has no milk, it has NO fat and, at 17 calories, it is super-low in calories. Compare that with a creamy cappuccino! Adapted from Australian chef flip shelton's 'green: modern vegetarian recipes', and posted for the post-ZWT Healthy for the Holidays Challenge! When I make this next time, I'm going to try it without the fennel seeds and with a tablespoon of orange juice.


  1. Combine all the ingredients in a small (1 mug or 2 cup size) coffee plunger.
  2. Add boiling water and allow to stand for 5 minutes before pouring.
Most Helpful

Wonderful! I had it without sweetener because I don't like sweetened coffee, and the flavors were delicious. Thanks for posting this!! Made for Comfort Cafe January 2010.

Mia in Germany January 06, 2010

this is heaven in a cup! I love the taste of the fennel in here. I made mine with Splenda Brown sugar blend and added a bit more than 1 tsp. Since I prefer my coffee with cream, I do add a splash of half and half. Definitely a keeper in my house! Thanks for sharing!

Gabby LSW October 29, 2009