Omani Coffee

4 cups water
1/3 cup freshly ground coffee
4 tablespoons cardamom, ground
4 whole cloves

1. In a 4-quart saucepan bring water to boil, add cardamom and ground coffee. Continue boiling for 3-4 minutes. Remove from the stove and cover the pot. Allow to sit for another 3-4 minutes. Put the whole cloves in the coffee thermos or pitcher. Strain the hot coffee into the coffee thermos or pitcher.

2. Allow to sit for 10 minutes before serving. Avoid shaking the thermos, as some coffee grains and the cloves will settle to the bottom and you do not want to pour these grains into the coffee cups.
Variation: Add 3 tablespoons of rose water or a large pinch of saffron threads to the coffee thermos.

Yields: 8 servings

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