Quite a strong caffeine hit and this course ground coffee actually worked well in our espresso maker.
The coffee is a medium dark roast with added spices, which actually worked really well. A hint of cinnamon evoked memories of a winter evening by the fire to escape from a cold day.
Flavour notes: Warm spiced coffee, fairly strong with good aroma. It was quite easy to drink and smooth tasting with a satisfying after glow in the mouth.
Novelty coffees flavoured coffees and spiced coffees usually leave me unimpressed but I did keep coming back to this one time and time again and really enjoyed it. Sadly you have to go to Malta to buy it as I’ve not tracked down an importer.
It would be possible to add a little cinnamon and cardamon to your usual coffee blend to see what it adds to the flavours.
To create your own version of Maltese Spiced coffee…
Maltese spiced coffee is a traditional coffee beverage originating from Malta, made with a blend of coffee, spices, and sometimes chocolate. Here’s a simple recipe to make it:
- 2 cups of strong coffee
- 2 tablespoons of sugar
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon of ground cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon of cardamom
- 1/4 teaspoon of ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon of allspice
- 2 ounces of dark chocolate, grated (optional)
- Milk or cream to taste
- Brew 2 cups of strong coffee and set aside.
- In a small saucepan, combine the sugar and spices.
- Add 2 tablespoons of the brewed coffee to the saucepan and heat over medium heat, stirring until the sugar has dissolved.
- In a large mug, pour in the spiced mixture and top with the remaining brewed coffee.
- Stir in the grated dark chocolate, if using.
- Add milk or cream to taste.
- Serve hot and enjoy!
Note: You can adjust the amount of spices to your personal taste. Feel free to experiment with different spices and flavors to create your own unique Maltese spiced coffee.