Cinnamon Saffron Coffee

"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."
photo by Baby Kato photo by Baby Kato
photo by Baby Kato
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Ready In:


  • 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)


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

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    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.
  2. Debbwl
    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.
  3. Artandkitchen
    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!
  4. Baby Kato
    Another winner from the Coffee Queen. Wow, was this good. Loved that you could taste the saffron, cinnamon and honey. Honey always seems to enhance the flavor of whatever seasoning we use. Thanks so much for sharing another lovely recipe, that I will make again and again.
  5. AcadiaTwo
    Holey Buckets is this good! I almost fainted when I saw the price of the saffron, and it is a good thing DH wasn't with me when I bought it. Otherwise I would have been tagging a different recipe. I used Colombian coffee with my French press. Made for Veg 'n Swap October 2013.



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