Here's an easy way to spice up your morning coffee routine: add a generous pinch of cardamom to the grounds for a sweeter-tasting sip, no sugar needed. This highly aromatic spice is a traditional addition to Arabic coffee (particularly in Turkey and Saudi Arabia), as it adds a subtle warmth of flavor and rounds out the coffee beans' harsh, bitter edge. It's up to you whether you add sugar, cream, or milk to your mug, but don't mess with one constant: make sure to add the cardamom to the coffee grounds rather than a mug of brewed coffee so as to avoid adding gritty texture. Ground cinnamon can be added to coffee using the same method for a different, but similar, spin.
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