Cardamom Coffee

March 10, 2015

One of my favorite morning rituals used to involve strolling with my dog down the block to the corner cafe. I’d sit outside on the front patio with my dog and a strong cup of coffee. I was particularly in love with a special spiced coffee that the cafe dripped to order. Several spices were included in the blend, but one in particular sang louder than the rest: cardamom. In the Middle East it’s actually quite common to combine cardamom and coffee. I’m not sure why it’s not a bigger deal out here. That was all a few years ago. Sadly, the cafe has since shuttered. Now I treat myself to my own cardamom coffee, usually on the weekends, along with a bar of Ghirardelli® Sea Salt Soirée dark chocolate. Coffee, cardamom, roasted almonds, sea salt, chocolate  . . . talk about a few of my favorite things! The perfect pairing to go with, well, the perfect pairing.

Cardamom Coffee | HonestlyYUM

Cardamom Coffee | HonestlyYUM

Cardamom Coffee | HonestlyYUM

Cardamom Coffee | HonestlyYUM

Cardamom Coffee | HonestlyYUM

Cardamom Coffee | HonestlyYUM



  • coffee beans
  • 1-2 cardamom pods per desired cup of coffee


  • Add the coffee beans and cracked cardamom pods to your coffee grinder. Grind until the coffee grounds reach the size required for your normal brewing method.
  • Brew coffee and serve!

(images by HonestlyYUM)


I’m trying it with the spice from my cabinet. Tastes like the Turkish coffee back home. Thank you for this post. Warms my heart.

Had the cardamom coffee at a little cafe in Columbia SC and I loved it

Have not had cardamom with my weekend coffee yet, but will definitely be trying this soon. Thanks for the idea and spot on with the photos. Great look!

I really love cardamom coffee, but my favorite is cinnamon coffee that I strongly recommend to all the friends who see this post. Please try the cinnamon coffee and let me know how do you like it.

Cardamom coffee? That sounds great. I’ve never had it before!

Coffee is what drags me out of bed in the morning. It’s something I look forward to; my favorite part of the day. There’s nothing better than a strong cup of pour over coffee. I love this version. Pinned.

A dear friend’s brother introduced me to cardamom coffee many years ago. So good! And Sea Salt Soiree is my favorite Ghirardelli chocolate bar.

Cardamom, coffee and chocolate all start with a ‘C’! No wonder they taste so well together =)

You’re speaking my language here, Todd. I was taught how to make Turkish coffee years ago but don’t think to make it as an everyday thing. I think my morning routine is about to get a little bit spicier, thanks!

I am obsessed with dark chocolate, and have been actually combining Ghirardelli bite-sized squares with my espresso for years. The size of the chocolate fits perfectly with my morning espresso ritual. Highly recommend it. Ghirardelli dark in the morning is one of those things, like the perfect espresso, where the combination of flavor and perfect size blends into a quality and an experience that just starts off the day right.

I love adding a hint of cardamon to my baked goods, never thought to add to my coffee!

Cardamom, coffee, chocolate, yes!! Just what my afternoon needs!

Coffee and chocolate is on of my favorite afternoon indulgences. It gives me just enough of a boost to make it through the rest of the day. Cardamom coffee may need to make an appearance soon…

These photos are so gorgeous!! I’m a fan of cardamom in anything, including coffee, too. Yum.

I love the mood in these photos. It’s making me want to curl up on a couch with coffee and chocolate and read a magazine. Wouldn’t have thought of grinding cardamom, or any spice for that matter, with my coffee beans but it makes total sense and now I want some!

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