Combine the coffee and cardamom in a coffee filter. Brew the coffee in a coffeemaker with the water. Meanwhile, heat the milk, sugar and chocolate syrup in a medium-size saucepan over medium heat. Stir the brewed coffee into the saucepan, pour the mixture into four cups and serve immediately.
Recipe from Hot Chocolate (Harvard Common Press, 2006) by Fred Thompson, photographer Brian Hagiwara