Wednesday 18 June 2014

Gently Does It

Coffee, cardamom, and pistachio. Too much spice, to be honest. Tasted uncomfortably similar to mouthwash, which isn't really the desired effect. However, running the seeds through the coffee mill meant that my morning eye-opener had a certain Middle Eastern flavour for the next week which was surprisingly pleasant. Swings and roundabouts, eh?


  1. The Arabs parents in our school serve cardamom coffee at events, which seems to be what you've made. Interesting, but not going to become a habit. Back 'home' I have two burr grinders: one electric for coffee, one manual for other. Failing that, and as an excuse to get around to it, you really have to take it all part and clean it before putting coffee back in.

    1. I had a manual ages ago, in another life and another country. Ridiculous little contraption that gave my blisters whenever I tried to get enough for a decent cup. That said, having one for spices etc might be a pretty good idea. As I said, the cardamom flavour was pretty nice, but it's nice if it's not compulsory.