Have you ever heard anyone mentioning the aromatic coffee that used to be brewed locally back in the day?
Some people highlight the smell or taste of aniseed and cloves in it and probably also mention that it used to be prepared by their mother, an aunt or grandma!
Of course, coffee is not grown in Malta. It was originally cultivated in Southern Arabia and is now grown in over 70 countries, primarily in the equatorial regions of the Americas, Southeast Asia, India and Africa. Having said that, over the years we have still developed our own traditional blend which is a mixture of imported Arabica and Robusta coffee beans, infused with roasted chicory, ground cloves and ground aniseed.
The method is quite simple, and you may vary the amount of coffee used depending on how strong you like your coffee... here's how we do it:
Makes 4 cups: