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.
Use coffee that is not too strong. Filter coffee gives a clean and clear texture.
Ingredients : Serves 2
600 ml Filter coffee, cooled for about 20 minutes
1/2 Orange, thinly sliced
1/2 Lemon, thinly sliced
1 Pineapple slice
1-2 drops Angostura bitters, optional
3 Ice cubes per serving
Sugar, to taste
Slice of orange or lemon, to decorate
Add the cooled coffee to the fruit slices in a large bowl. Stir and chill in the freezer for about 1 hour or until very cold. Remove from the freezer and stir again. Remove the fruit slices from the liquid. Add sugar to taste. Stir in the Angostura bitters if using. Add three ice cubes per drink to tall glasses, or whisky tumblers. Then pour over the chilled coffee drink. Decorate with a half-slice of range or lemon on the rim or add to the drink, if preferred.