I thought you guys might enjoy it too, so I wrote up the recipe!
Georgia’s African Coffee (pdf)
(Makes one mug.)
6 November 2013
Muscat, OMAN, recipe inspired by something I drank at Bourbon Coffee in Kigali, RWANDA
2 pods cardamom
1-2 tbsp. Nescafé (depending how strong you like it)
½ cup water
½ cup whole milk
1 tbsp. white sugar
½ tsp. cocoa powder
(Optional: add half a cinnamon stick, do not use powdered cinnamon)
A splash of vanilla extract
Place Nescafé, water, milk, white sugar and cocoa powder into a mug. Crack open cardamom pods and sprinkle kernels into mug. Discard cardamom shells. Stir once with a spoon, microwave for 90 seconds. Remove from microwave, stir, microwave for one more minute. Stir in a teeny splash of vanilla extract and enjoy!
Note: I never actually use vanilla in my coffee here as it is not available in Oman because alcohol is illegal. I have recently purchased vanilla beans, so maybe one day when I’m feeling luxurious I will scrape a little bean paste into my coffee.