Café de olla (coffee from the pot) is a traditional form of Mexican coffee that is boiled in a pan with brown sugar, cinnamon, cloves, and sometimes orange peel. Serve for breakfast with muffins or sweet rolls.
Serves: 6Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 25 minutesDifficulty: Easy
- 6 cups water
- ¼ cup packed brown sugar
- 3-inch stick cinnamon
- 6 whole cloves
- ¾ cup regular grind, roasted coffee
- In a medium-sized saucepan, combine the water, brown sugar, cinnamon, and cloves. Heat at medium temperature, stirring periodically, until the sugar is dissolved.
- Add the coffee. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
- Cover and let stand for 15 minutes. Strain before serving.