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Kahwah Saa'dah.........middle Eastern Special Occasion Coffee

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The term Kahwah Saadah means "black coffee", which means no sugar added. This coffee is "only" made from light roast coffee beans and has to be corsely grounded and is not the same as Turkish coffee, this is has a stronger cardomom flavor, but lighter texture. This coffee is usually made for special occasions such as Eid or funerals. This is usually placed in carafes to keep hot all day and served in specific cups with no handles.Even though this coffee is lighter in texture it is considered to be even stronger than Turkish coffee so it is served in small portions. I usually add sugar to my cup, just because I dont like black coffee.
by chef FIFI
15 min 5 min prep 

1 cup light roast ground coffee (corsely ground)
3/4 cup green cardamom pods
13 1/2 water cup water
1 tablespoon ground cardamom (optional)


1. Place the cardomom pods in a mortle pestle and hit several times to open pods.
2. Place pods in a medium pot over a medium heat and let the pods "roast" for approximately 1 minute. This will release the flavor and aroma.
3. Then add water and coffee to the pot and let boil for about 7-10 minutes.
4. Strain the coffee and place in a carafe to keep hot.
5. Enjoy!

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