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.
The Aztec Indians were the first known chocolate addicts, and chocolate is an ingredient in many Mexican recipes. Combined with coffee, it makes a rich, smooth drink.
Ingredients : Serves 4
30 ml / 2 tablespoons Chocolate syrup
120 ml or 1/2 cup Whipping cream
1.5 ml or 1/4 teaspoon Ground cinnamon
30 ml or 2 tablespoons Brown sugar
475 ml or 2 cups Strong black coffee
Pinch of ground nutmeg
Whipped cream and cinnamon shavings, to decorate
Whip together the chocolate syrup, cream, cinnamon, sugar and nutmeg. Pour the hot coffee into the mixture and stir well, before dividing between four mugs. Top with a generous dollop of whipped cream and decorate with a few shavings of cinnamon.
Tips : This recipe can be made with filter or plunger brewed coffee using 40 g coffee per 475 ml or water, to taste.