Moroccan spiced coffee is a fragrant blend of dark coffee and warm spices. It’s very popular in Morocco, but many visitors miss out on the experience, as Moroccan spiced coffee is rarely served in street cafes and is typically made at home.
Spiced coffee tastes completely different than a traditional cup of coffee, yet it’s still familiar with its pleasant aroma and comforting warmth.
I love Moroccan spiced coffee because it’s something you can easily make a part of your daily routine, yet it feels exotic and a bit luxurious. You can use the recipe below as a starting point, but you need to adjust it to your preferences.
It may take some tweaking to find out exactly how you like your spiced coffee. You may want more or less spice, and you may want a stronger or weaker brew. Usually drink my coffee with cream, but with Moroccan spiced coffee, I forgo the cream and stir in some sugar.
Ingredients for Moroccan Spiced coffee:-
- 1/2 cup whole coffee beans (or 6 tablespoons freshly ground coffee)
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- One fourth teaspoon ground cardamom
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/8 teaspoon ground clove
- one eighth teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
- 4 cups water
- Cream and sugar (optional)
Methods for Moroccan Spiced Coffee at Home:-
If using whole beans:
Place the coffee beans and spices in a burr grinder and grind on the coarsest setting until you reach a rough texture similar to breadcrumbs. Pour the spiced grounds into the bottom of a French press.
If using ground coffee:
In a small bowl, stir together the spices and the coffee grounds. Pour the spiced grounds into the bottom of a French press.
In a stovetop or electric kettle, heat the water to around 195 degrees. You can do this by bringing it to a boil and then letting it rest for around 1 minute.
Once the water is ready, pour about 1/2 of the water over the coffee and let it sit for 30 seconds.
Use a spoon to gently stir the mixture and then add the rest of the water. Place the lid on the French press and leave the plunger all the way up. Let brew for 3 minutes.
Press the plunger all the way down and pour the coffee into cups. If you are not drinking it immediately, pour it into a carafe or pitcher for serving. If you leave it in the French press, it may become bitter.
Serve the coffee black, or with sugar and cream as desired.