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Aromatic Sweet Coffee Mexican Recipe – Category: Mexican

Aromatic Sweet Coffee Mexican Recipe


Recipe for: Cafe de Olla – Aromatic Sweet Coffee

Makes 6½ to 7 CUPS

  • 6 cups water
  • 1 large (6-inch) piece canela, broken into 2 or 3 pieces
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 3 ounces piloncillo, chopped, or ? cup firmly packed dark brown sugar plus 1 teaspoon molasses
  • 1 strip orange zest, no pith (optional)
  • 6 tablespoons freshly ground dark roast coffee


  1. Combine the water, canela, cloves, piloncillo, and zest in a clay pot or stainless steel pot and cook over medium heat until the piloncillo dissolves
  2. Simmer for 5 minutes, then add the ground coffee
  3. Stir and continue to simmer for 5 minutes more without allowing it to come to a boil
  4. Strain and serve

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