Cafe de Olla – Mexican Spiced Coffee
Literally means clay pot coffee
I love my coffee and I’m Mexican yet I’m embarrassed to admit that I didn’t know “cafe de olla” was a thing until about 5 years ago when my mom made it for Christmas Eve.
I told her it was a delicious combination and she said sure it is it’s called “cafe de olla.” “Cafe de what”, I said and why am I just finding out about this.😀
Anyway, here’s a recipe I found that I want to make as soon as I can get some piloncillo.
Do y’all like cafe de olla?
1 quart water
1 stick whole cinnamon (preferably Mexican)
1/2 fresh orange, unpeeled
2 ounces piloncillo (or 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar)
3-4 tablespoons ground coffee
Pour water into a 2 quart saucepan and add cinnamon, orange and pilloncillo or brown sugar.
Bring the water to a boil and simmer for 2 minutes. Add the coffee and simmer for 1 minute.
Turn off the heat and allow the mixture to steep for 2 minutes.
Remove the orange and whole spices and then strain the café de olla into a serving pot. Serve hot.