Discover the Rich Flavors of Moroccan Spiced Coffee

Greetings coffee lovers! As a barista, I always strive to provide my customers with the best coffee experience. Today, I am excited to introduce you to an authentic Moroccan Spiced Coffee recipe that will take your taste buds on a flavor adventure!

If you are looking to switch up your daily cup of joe, this recipe is the perfect choice for you. Our Moroccan Spiced Coffee is made with a blend of warm and aromatic spices like cinnamon, black pepper, and cumin that are commonly used in traditional Moroccan cuisine.

Not only does this recipe bring new and exciting flavors to your coffee routine, but it also offers health benefits from the natural spices used in the spice mix. Cinnamon has been found to help regulate blood sugar levels, while black pepper has anti-inflammatory properties.

This recipe can be enjoyed as a hot or iced coffee and is perfect for impressing your guests at your next brunch or coffee date. So why not try something new today? Join me in making this delightful Moroccan Spiced Coffee recipe that will transport you straight to Morocco.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Moroccan Spiced Coffee
Moroccan Spiced Coffee

Are you tired of your daily cup of coffee? Do you want to add some excitement and flavor to your morning routine? Look no further than this Moroccan Spiced Coffee recipe!

This coffee recipe is the perfect fusion of bold spices and smooth coffee, which will tantalize your taste buds and leave you feeling energized. The blend of cinnamon, cumin, ginger, and black pepper adds a unique twist to your regular cup of joe. You’ll fall in love with the aroma of this spiced coffee as it fills your kitchen.

But that’s not all. This coffee has health benefits too! Cinnamon has been known to reduce inflammation and improve blood sugar control, while black pepper can aid digestion and improve metabolism. Not only does it taste good, but it is also good for you!

Whether you need a quick pick-me-up or a slow sipper on the weekends, this spiced coffee is perfect for any occasion. Plus, it’s easy to customize! Add more or less sugar depending on your preference or swap out the cinnamon for nutmeg if that’s more your style.

So why settle for a mediocre cup of coffee when you can have an authentic Moroccan Spiced Coffee? Not only will it jazz up your daily routine, but it also has health benefits to boot! Give this recipe a try and watch as it becomes a staple in your home.

Ingredient List

 Start your morning off right with the exotic flavors of Morocco in your coffee cup.
Start your morning off right with the exotic flavors of Morocco in your coffee cup.

Ingredient List

Before diving into the recipe, let’s gather all the necessary ingredients. You’ll need:

  • Coffee beans: 1 cup
  • Water: 6 tablespoons
  • Sugar: ½ teaspoon
  • Ground cinnamon: 1 teaspoon
  • Ground ginger: ¼ teaspoon
  • Ground nutmeg: ¼ teaspoon
  • Ground black pepper: ⅛ teaspoon
  • Ground cumin: a pinch
  • Cardamom pods: 4 teaspoon freshly ground
  • Milk: ½ cup

Note that you can adjust some of the spices to your taste preference, especially if you haven’t tried Moroccan spiced coffee before. The key spices include cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cardamom blended to create a unique taste of Morocco.

The Recipe How-To

Now that we have gone through the basics, let’s dive right into making this Moroccan Spiced Coffee recipe!


  • 1 cup of coffee beans
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp of ground cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp of cumin powder
  • A pinch of clove powder
  • A pinch of star anise powder (optional)
  • 3 cups of water
  • 6 tablespoons of Instant Coffee granules
  • Milk (to serve)


  1. Firstly, we need to prepare the ingredients for the spice blend. In a small bowl, mix together cinnamon, black pepper, ginger, nutmeg, cardamom, cumin, clove powder and star anise powder.
  2. Grind your coffee beans using a coffee grinder.
  3. Add the spice blend to your ground coffee and mix it well.
  4. In a saucepan, bring water to boil over medium heat.
  5. Add six tablespoons of instant coffee granules to the boiling water and continue stirring until it dissolves completely.
  6. Reduce heat to low and stir in the spiced coffee grounds with a whisk until well mixed.
  7. Let it steep for about 10 minutes over low heat while stirring often so that the flavors combine well.
  8. Take it off from heat and strain through a fine mesh sieve. Serve hot with milk or even try spiced \iced coffee by letting it cool first!

You can enjoy this aromatic Moroccan Spiced Coffee at any time of the day and experience its unique health benefits. What are you waiting for? Give this recipe a try and awaken your taste buds!

Substitutions and Variations

 Elevate your coffee game with this delicious and unique Moroccan Spiced Coffee.
Elevate your coffee game with this delicious and unique Moroccan Spiced Coffee.

Moroccan Spiced Coffee is a uniquely flavored coffee that combines the richness of freshly brewed coffee with warm spices like cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. But what if you don’t have all the spices at hand or want to experiment with different flavor combinations? Here are some substitutions and variations for this moroccan spiced coffee recipe.

To make a more intense cup of coffee, use espresso instead of regular coffee. You’ll need 1-2 shots of espresso for every cup of water. If you prefer a milder taste, use decaf coffee.

You can substitute the instant coffee with ground coffee. Use freshly ground coffee beans (1-2 tablespoons per cup) and brew according to your preferred method. For an authentic Moroccan style, use a French press to brew your coffee.

If you don’t have some of the spices listed in the recipe, don’t worry! You can still make a delicious cup of spiced coffee by using other warm spices like cloves, star anise or allspice instead of cardamom. Experiment with different spice blends until you find your favorite mix.

For a dairy-free option, switch to plant-based milk such as almond milk or coconut milk instead of regular milk.

To make iced Moroccan Spiced Coffee, follow the recipe but chill the spiced coffee first before pouring it over ice. Add some cream or whipped cream on top for an indulgent treat.

So try these substitutions and variations for spiced coffee recipe and enjoy a unique blend of flavors that will warm you up from within.

Serving and Pairing

Now that you have your warm and aromatic Moroccan Spiced Coffee in hand, it’s time to pair it with some delicious treats! This coffee pairs perfectly with a variety of snacks and desserts.

To complement the exotic spices in this beverage, I suggest serving it alongside some traditional Moroccan pastries such as baklava or chebakia. These sweet and flaky pastries are made from layers of phyllo dough filled with chopped nuts and honey syrup- the perfect complement to spiced coffee.

Another great option is pairing this coffee with fresh fruit. The sweetness of ripe mangoes or juicy strawberries will balance out the bold flavors in this coffee recipe nicely.

If you’re looking for a heartier pairing option, a slice of warm spiced bread or a plain croissant will be perfect. The toasted aroma of the baked goods will mix well with the spiciness of the Moroccan Spiced Coffee.

For those who want to enjoy a cold beverage, try making a spiced iced coffee using this recipe! It’s refreshing on hot summer days and pairs well with light snacks like vegetable wraps or sushi rolls.

In summary, Moroccan Spiced Coffee pairs well with an array of sweets, fruits, baked goods, and savory items. So get creative and find your favorite combination that matches your personal preferences.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Say goodbye to plain old coffee and spice things up with this zesty recipe.
Say goodbye to plain old coffee and spice things up with this zesty recipe.

One of the advantages of the Moroccan Spiced Coffee recipe is its flexibility when it comes to preparing ahead of time, as well as storing and reheating. After making a big batch of this spiced coffee, you may have leftovers that you want to save for later. Let me guide you through the best ways to store and reheat your coffee.

To start with, let your brewed coffee cool down to room temperature before storing it in an airtight container or pitcher. It will last for up to three days in the refrigerator. When you’re ready to enjoy it, heat it up in a saucepan over low-medium heat, stirring occasionally until fully heated.

For a quick and easy morning cup, you can make a larger batch of the spice mix and store it in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three months. Then, each morning, simply scoop out the desired amount and add it to your ground coffee before brewing.

You can also use this spiced coffee as a base for iced coffee drinks. Prepare the recipe as directed, then transfer the remaining spiced coffee into an ice cube tray and freeze overnight. The next day, you can add these flavorful cubes to your iced milk or dairy-free beverage for a refreshing pick-me-up.

In terms of health benefits, certain spices used in this recipe have been linked to reduced inflammation and improved digestion. So whether you’re enjoying a hot cup on a chilly winter’s day or sipping on an iced coffee on a warm summer afternoon, this Moroccan Spiced Coffee recipe is sure to delight your taste buds while providing some extra health benefits along the way.

Tips for Perfect Results

To ensure that your Moroccan Spiced Coffee turns out perfectly every time, here are some tips that will help you dial in your recipe.

Firstly, use freshly ground spices. The oils in ground spices lose their potency over time and can result in a weaker flavor. Therefore, I recommend grinding whole spices such as cinnamon and black pepper just before using them in the recipe.

Secondly, when making the spiced coffee espresso, adjust the amount of sugar to your preference. Some people prefer their coffee to be sweeter than others, so feel free to experiment with the amount of sugar used.

Thirdly, for an authentic Moroccan taste, add other spices like cardamom, ginger, nutmeg or star anise to the mix. However, be careful as too many spices can overpower the coffee flavor. A good rule of thumb is to stick to three or four types of spices per recipe.

Fourthly, always use high-quality coffee beans. The quality of the coffee beans has a major impact on the final flavor of your coffee. Opt for freshly roasted beans for maximum flavor.

Fifthly, if you prefer a stronger cup of coffee with less caffeine than espresso or brewed coffee, try making Moroccan Spiced Iced Coffee by mixing the spice blend into cold milk or half-and-half.

Finally, don’t be too worried about precise measurements – this recipe is more of an art than a science! Adjust ingredients to suit your own taste preferences and brewing equipment. With practice and experimentation, you’ll find the perfect formula for your ideal cup of Moroccan spiced coffee.


As with any recipe, there may be some questions that pop up along the way. Here are some frequently asked questions and answers to help you out as you make your Moroccan Spiced Coffee.

What ingredients are in a Moroccan coffee?

As a barista, I suggest using either freshly ground or whole bean dark roasted coffee. To add a kick of flavor, I recommend incorporating spices such as cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cardamom, clove, black pepper, and star anise into your brew.

What is the traditional coffee in Morocco?

At the Moroccan coffee shop, we offer two popular types of coffee. The first one is called Café Noir, also known as Kahwa Kahla, which is a classic espresso. If you prefer a slightly larger size, you can add the term “allongée”. The second type of coffee, which happens to be my favorite, is Nous Nous. This is a female-dominated beverage, and it’s comparable to a flat white. The name “Nous Nous” translates to “half half”.

What spices go with coffee?

If you’re a fan of baking and sweet flavors, you might want to consider incorporating warmer spices like nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, star anise, cloves, or allspice into your coffee because they blend perfectly well together.

How do you infuse coffee with spices?

For a delectable spiced coffee, I suggest adding a dash of spices at the base of the cup before pouring in the steaming coffee to allow the spices to release their flavors. If milk-based coffee drinks like cappuccino, cafe latte or macchiato are your preference, it’s a great idea to sprinkle the spices on top of the frothy milk.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the Moroccan Spiced Coffee recipe is a perfect addition to any coffee lover’s repertoire. This bold and flavorful coffee blend with notes of cinnamon, cumin, and black pepper will surely awaken your senses and take you on a culinary journey to Morocco.

The health benefits of Moroccan Spiced Coffee are an added bonus. The spice mix used in this recipe has antioxidant properties which makes it a healthier option than regular coffee drinks. Furthermore, this recipe can be customized to suit personal preferences by playing around with the spices and substitutions.

Try serving the spiced coffee with traditional Moroccan sweets or perhaps some buttered toast for an authentic Moroccan-style breakfast experience. And if you want to switch things up, try making Moroccan Spiced Iced Coffee for a refreshing and energizing drink during hot summer days.

To sum up, whether you’re looking to spice up your morning routine or impress your guests with a unique coffee drink, this recipe is one not to miss. So why not make yourself a cup of authentic Moroccan Spiced Coffee today? Trust me, you won’t regret it!

Moroccan Spiced Coffee

Moroccan Spiced Coffee Recipe

Tea often comes to mind when people think of Morocco, but the Moroccans also love coffee. This version is very milky and sweet, with only a mild coffee taste but some interesting spices you might not have thought to put with coffee. They use a tall, fairly narrow, coffee pot and Mohammed, who taught me how to make this, stressed the importance of letting the milk heat until it froths and rises up in the pot. Surprisingly, it did not burn as I had expected, knowing how easily milk can scald, although I would keep an eye on your milk just to make sure. Also, the Moroccans drink this very sweet, saying lots of sugar brings out the spices. Add sugar to your taste.
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Cook Time 5 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine Moroccan
Calories 87.4 kcal


  • 500 ml milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee
  • sugar, to taste


  • Put everything except the sugar in a coffee pot and heat over a gas flame.
  • Keep on the heat for 3-4 minutes until the milk froths and rises up in the pot.
  • Take off the heat and add sugar to your taste, remembering that sugar brings out the flavour of the spices.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 139gCalories: 87.4kcalCarbohydrates: 7.4gProtein: 4.4gFat: 4.6gSaturated Fat: 2.8gCholesterol: 17.1mgSodium: 61.7mgFiber: 0.4g
Keyword < 15 Mins, African, Beverages, Easy, Healthy, Low Cholesterol, Moroccan
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