Traditional Bahraini Cardamom Coffee

READY IN: 4mins
Recipe by Um Safia

This is an authentic recipe for the traditional style of coffee that is drunk in Bahrain. The key to a great cup of coffee is the ground coffee - if you can get Gulf Coffee then do so. Gulf Coffee is light / medium roasted beans which are then ground with cardamom & saffron. If you can't get Gulf Coffee then use a coffee which is as lightly roasted as possible & add a little extra cardamom & saffron to the coffee as you make it.

Top Review by Ozlem

I ground coffee beans with some cardamom seeds in Braun coffee grinder. I will always use this mix for my Turkish coffee.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring water to boil.
  2. Add the coffee, cardamom, and saffron .simmer uncovered on low heat for 3 minutes.
  3. Strain mixture into jug.
  4. Bring mixture up to the boil again then remove from the heat. Add the rose water & pour into a coffee pot.
  5. Serve in demi tasse coffee cups with dates, mixed nuts or pastries.

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