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Matzos Coffee

March 16, 2021

Matzos Coffee, also known as Matza Café, is a European Passover treat that has become forgotten for reasons I can’t fathom, since not only is this dish deceptively simple—it’s really nothing more than its name, matzoh soaked in coffee—it’s delicious and especially loved by children.

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Great for: Passover


  • Matzo
  • Coffee
  • Milk
  • Sugar


  • Step 1

    Break one matzoh per person into small pieces. In halakhah-speak, I’d say that the pieces should be kezayis, or olive-sized, but approximation is just fine.

  • Step 2

    Place your crumbled matzo in a cereal bowl.

  • Step 3

    Pour one very hot cup of strong coffee over the bowl. Decaf is fine, but it must be very, very hot.

  • Step 4

    Add milk and sugar to taste. If you’re feeling decadent, substitute half-and-half; if you’re feeling puritanical, use skim milk and sweetener.

  • Step 5

    Eat right away with great gusto.