Traces the mysterious and conflict-ridden journey of the coffee bean from its Ethiopian birthplace, through Arabia and the Middle East, and on to Europe and the New World. The crucial role of the beverage in shaping the spiritual and social life of medieval Arabia and Turkey is explored and how it became irrevocably entrenched in the Western cultures.
This is one of numerous drink possibilities in which the flavors of orange and coffee are combined.
Ingredients : Serves 4
120 ml Whipping cream
30 ml Icing sugar (confectioner's)
5 ml Orange zest
600 ml Hot coffee
4 Orange wedges, to decorate
150 ml Any orange-flavored liqueur, such as Grand Marnier, Filfar, Cointreau
In a clean bowl, whip the cream until stiff. Fold in the icing sugar and zest. Chill for 30 minutes, or until the cream mixture is firm enough to hold a wedge of orange on top. Divide the black coffee equally between tall glass mugs and stir about 30 ml of the liqueur into each. Top with chilled whipped cream and place an orange wedge on the cream. Serve immediately.
Tips : The flavor of this drink will vary depending on which orange liqueur is used, as some are quite subtle.