How to Make Spice Coffee from Dune
January 28, 2021 by Ishaan Koratkar
In Frank Herbert’s 1965 sci-fi epic Dune “melange” is an addictive spice with geriatric properties that can extend the life-span of the user. Melange tastes and smells like cinnamon. It is grown on the desert planet Arrakis, and the people who live there put the spice in everything, including their coffee. Though it doesn’t have much plot signifigance, spice coffee is such a well written piece of imagery and makes Dune feel all the more realistic.
Feel free to experiment with the recipie, it’s just adding cinnamon to the provided Aeropress coffee method.
Ingredients and Tools
- 1/2-2 teaspoons finely ground cinnamon (a good melange substitute in taste, though it lacks geriatric, addictive, and fictional properties)
- 9-10 grams finely ground coffee (or use Aeropress spoon)
- Boil water in kettle or teapot
- Add groud coffee to Aeropress with filter and cap screwed on.
- Add cinnamon to coffee and shake Aeropress to mix.
- Fill Aeropress with boiling water up to “one” mark
- Slowly stir 10-20 times, until the cinamon, coffee, and water are best friends.
- Gently press your Aeropress down. If you’ve added a lot of of cinamon, it won’t go down all the way, and trying to force it might break your Aeropress or spill boiling coffee everywhere.
- Remove Aeropress from cup and add desired ammount of water to dilute coffee.
- Serve to Reverend Mother with no further words or complications.
Modifications to Try
- Try Inverted Aeropress method
- Add water before cinnamon
- Fill water till Aeropress “two” for more cinnamon dispersal
- Add nutmeg instead of cinnamon
- Add spices after coffee is done
2021/01/28 by Ishaan Koratkar