One of My Cub parents is Lebanese. Mohammed is a GREAT guy, a hell of a parent, a fantastic Scout Leader, and always – ALWAYS – giving. I count myself very lucky to know him and his family.
One of the things Mo introduced me to is properly done Mediterranean Coffee. With that hint of Cardamom. So now I must make my own because it’s that’s good. Unfortunately, I can’t find the traditional pot (briki) to make it properly. An Italian Stovetop Espresso pot makes good coffee, so why not? Now to get some cardamom.
Cardamom isn’t a run-of-the-mill spice. Not something, say, Food Lion or Lowes Foods in Pittsboro carries. And then the price : 1.75oz of the stuff is $12. So I splurge – thinking this better work, ’cause it’s going to be the most expensive coffee mistake I’ve made if it doesn’t.
Set up the Espresso Pot. Put in half the grounds, add MAYBE 1/8 teaspoon of cardamom (it’s REALLY strong so a little goes a long way), and then the rest of the grounds. Make espresso. Smells good.
Tastes just as good. Rock and Roll!
I blame Mo. And thank him at the same time. but I still need a briki…