Is it permissible for the muhrim to drink coffee that contains saffron?.
Praise be to Allaah.
If the smell of saffron remains, it is not permissible for the muhrim to use it, because saffron is a kind of perfume. But if the smell has disappeared as a result of cooking, then there is nothing wrong with it. End quote.
Majmoo’ Fataawa Ibn ‘Uthaymeen, 22/160