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How To Make Zanzibar Spice Coffee

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Organic coffee beans from Zanzibar and other parts of Africa are used in Zanzibar Spice's blends, which are obtained personally and imported. Because of this, Zanzibar Spice provides part of the revenue from each item sold to help fund school supplies and the construction of new classrooms for students all around the Zanzibar peninsula.


If you have ever been to Stonetown, Zanzibar, you may have seen a group of men drinking coffee in a baraza in the afternoon. Zanzibaris have been brewing and drinking coffee since the first Arab merchants arrived on the island. It is usual to provide coffee to visitors who arrive at your home. Early in the twentieth century, the Germans began cultivating coffee as a commercial crop. Tanzanian Arabic mix is often used to improve the quality of blended roasts in mainland Tanzania, where coffee is one of the most important exporters. Zanzibar is a major producer of spices and is called the spice island. Zanzibar Spiced Coffee is the result of fusing coffee's long history with the island's plethora of natural resources.


What is Zanzibar Spiced Coffee?


Spice Island is the local moniker for Zanzibar. Spices like ginger, cardamom, nutmeg, and cinnamon are popular in this tropical haven, and they can be found in everything from curries to cocktails. No, we're not referring to the delicious masala tea that can be found all over the island; rather, we're referring to coffee. Spectacularly flavorful coffee that combines the best of the East African coast. My taste in coffee shop drinks was permanently altered after trying Zanzibar Spiced Coffee for the first time. An excellent place to start is with cinnamon, and adding a dash of nutmeg is a delightful twist. Cardamon and cloves are two of my favourite holiday spices.


Instructions To Make Zanzibar Spice Coffee


  • We all have our own ways of making coffee. Some people use a drip coffeemaker. Some people use a percolator. Others are fond of their French press. Continue to make coffee as usual, but add 1/8 to 1/2 teaspoon Spiced Coffee mix to the grounds of each cup. Start on the low end (1/8 tsp per cup) for a more delicate taste, then work your way up to the desired level of spiciness.


  • If you want a real taste of the islands, top this spiced coffee with some cream and sugar.




  • Spiced coffee is traditionally served with milk or cream and sugar. The sweetener may help balance the cardamom and ginger bitterness, particularly if you use more than 1/4 teaspoon per cup while making the Coffee Spice mix.


  • If you don't have any of the optional ingredients, don't worry about it.


Alternatives & Substitutions


  • Are you not a coffee drinker? Consider using this spice combination to make chai tea instead. Since you'll be adding the spice mix straight to the water, you'll need to use less of it. 1/16 to 1/8 teaspoon per cup of tea, with milk and sugar/honey to taste, is a good starting point.


  • Our coffee spice may be used for more than just Zanzibar spiced coffee. The spice mix may be used in your favourite cookie recipes in the amount of 1 to 2 tsp. Or add 2 teaspoons to pancake batter for Zanzibar-flavored pancakes.

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