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Coriander or Cardamom in Coffee?

 
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I just can't remember.


Jen puts a spice into her coffee. She was generous enough to share both the tip and some of her whole grains of the spice.

I just can't seem to remember which spice it actually is.

I was humorously confused about it up at Wheaton Labs; and I continue to be so here at home.
 
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maybe this is just me, i however cannot imagine coriander going in.

I would assume it is cardamom. Cardamom is used in chai spice mixes. You can also buy it whole.
In nepal it was used in milk tea.

Good luck!
 
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Cardamom is traditionally added to (I think) Turkish coffee. I've never heard of anyone adding coriander
 
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I don't know what she uses, but I love both coriander and cardamom, and now because of this post I'm going to have to try both to assuage my curiosity­čśé
 
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Coriander is the seed that if grown is usually called cilantro in Canada. I'm one of those who think cilantro tastes like soap, so I always substitute parsley. I'm actually OK with the seed though, but would use it in pickles or savory dishes.

Cardamom is a spice I use in Peperkakor cookies, so I suspect that's the one you're looking for - but I do not drink coffee - don't even like the smell of it - total tea granny here and I do have teas that cardamom would be great in.
 
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Cardamon Coffee!

My favourite!  
 
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Like Jordan, I'm going to have to try both. Cardamom in coffee is classic (tea too, think of chai) but I could see coriander seed as well- I make beer as well as tea with dry coriander seed. People put much stranger things than coriander in their coffee!!
 
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Cardamom! Although now I kind of want to try coriander.
 
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Thanks, Jen.

I guess I'll stop putting cilantro seeds in my coffee now.
 
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Ok, I did the coriander coffee this morning. Er. Ma. Gerd. It's like it was meant to be. Now I'm wondering about nutmeg.
 
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Jordan Holland wrote:Er. Ma. Gerd.


Right?!

Then imagine my horror that I'd forgotten this incredibly simple recipe.

Ash at 5am wrote:Wait, is it Cardamom, or Cadmium?


 
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Huh.  I'd always heard that you put cinnamon powder in your coffee to cut the bitterness.  And it works!

I used to have some Turkish coffee pre-mixed with cardamom, which was pleasant.  I've never tried coriander, though it's worth a shot.
 
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I put ground cinnamon, cardamom, and cloves in my morning coffer grind..... along with a squirt each of turmeric/black pepper and chaga tinctures once brewed. Works for me.
 
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