Mexican Coffee

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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.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 25 minutes

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 6 cups water
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • 3-inch stick cinnamon
  • 6 whole cloves
  • ¾ cup regular grind, roasted coffee

Directions

  • 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.

Recipe Information

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 6 cups water
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • 3-inch stick cinnamon
  • 6 whole cloves
  • ¾ cup regular grind, roasted coffee

Directions

  • 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.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories40
Total Fat0g
Saturated Fat0g
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium5mg
Total Carbohydrate9g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars9g
Protein1g