Native to India, the Middle East, and Scandinavia, cardamom is one of the most expensive spices to date after saffron and vanilla (the harvesting process requires that each pod be hand picked, hence the high price). It’s aromatic, strong in taste and can be used in savory dishes, but most commonly used forms include flavorings in pastries, teas, and coffee. For all those pumpkin spice or cinnamon lovers, this one’s for you.
We’d like to divulge a little gem of a drink that’s served at Hampton Chutney. Widely known for their renditions of dosas, a South Indian specialty of fermented crepes made from rice batter and black lentils, the Indian restaurant happens to also offer a delicious cardamom coffee. Served both warm and iced, this sweet aromatic beverage is the perfect little treat or afternoon pick-me-up. Who said that spiced coffee is only a fall thing? Enjoy a cup at one of their three locations in Soho, the Upper West Side, or the Hamptons this summer.
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