10 Reviews

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

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Ozlem October 03, 2008

I love this coffee. Of course, I love anything with cardamom. I think the rose water really adds a bit to it.

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Ambervim February 16, 2013

This coffee is marvelous no matter at what time of day yo enjoy it, and enjoy it you will. I made it for my first coffee of the day. I have been adding a bit of saffron to my coffee for awhile and I love it, this mix is even better. Used Corta's Mediterranean Coffee. Simply delicious.

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Annacia February 04, 2013

Wow what a delightful dessert coffee! Highly recommend fallowing step five and enjoying this with pastries or dates. We loved the perfectly balanced spices that give this coffee its exotic flavor. Thanks so very much for the post.

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Debbwl February 03, 2013

Thank you, Um Safia!!!

I%u2019m ecstatic! Although your recipe is for Traditional Bahraini Cardamom Coffee, and very enjoyable, I%u2019ve been searching for a recipe to reproduce the %u201CTurkish%u201D coffee I savor from my favorite Middle Eastern restaurant when I%u2019m visiting in Dearborn, Michigan (La Pita). There%u2019s nothing like the total sensory experience from such a small amount of liquid. Simply add a light sweet after a savory feast, or just to share the experience with a friend, and we're talking glimpses of Paradise!

I was totally missing the Saffron and Rose Water, and no matter what I tried on my own tuition, it was usually off somehow. Then, I found a dallah set at a local thrift store and I was determined to find the recipe and learn how to make a familiar Turkish coffee.

First, I was experimenting with your recipe, but without the Rose Water until I found it at a Middle Eastern grocer on my last visit to Dearborn. Such a subtle, yet noticeable difference.

Desiring the familiar "Turkish" coffee, I learned about the "4th boil" process ... OMG!!! The boil to froth and remove, stir froth down, 3 times, then boil to froth a 4th time and remove. Stir again, adding the Rose Water after the last boil.

I grind my coffee beans in a Cuisinart adjustable coffee grinder on the finest setting available. Although it is not the Turkish grinder grind, it's pretty darn close (almost like baby powder).

Another variant I have tried is to use one teaspoon of sugar for every two rounded teaspoons of coffee, added to the cold water before brewing.

Your recipe on the 4-boil process in my dallah/ibrik is more than wonderful, and now I can share this traditional experience of the senses with others!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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jfcoopjr January 20, 2013

Very enjoyable and interesting coffee, it smells amazing. I used the coffee we had on hand with the boost of cardamom & saffron as suggested. Thank you for introducing me to this!

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magpie diner February 20, 2011

Um Safia this was awesome. I really enjoyed this delicious exotic coffee. I loved that you could taste the spices, saffron and the rose water. What a taste experience it was. I also couldn't find gulf coffee, so I added more saffron and cardamon as suggested. It worked great. Thank you for sharing this really wonderful cup of coffee. Made for Comfort Cafe SnowQueen Round 01/10 :)

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Baby Kato January 19, 2010

I missed with this fantastic coffee some Iranian pastries! Great tasting coffee,which I made it some freshly grounded Java. Thanks for sharing.

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littlemafia January 18, 2010

Exotically fragrant. Didn`t have the gulf coffee so used what I had. Thanks!

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Rita~ January 14, 2010

Fantastic coffee! I never tried coffee spiced with rose water, but this tastes absolutely wonderful. Thanks for sharing! Made for Comfort Cafe January 2010.

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Mia in Germany January 14, 2010
Traditional Bahraini Cardamom Coffee