Cafe Mexicano (Spiced "Cafe de Olla" Coffee)
- 2/3 cup ground dark roasted coffee, medium to coarse grind
- 1 quart water
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 (3-inch) piece orange peel
- 5 ounces piloncillo* or 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
DirectionsWatch how to make this recipe
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, add the coffee grounds with 1 quart water, the sugar, cinnamon and orange peel. Stir to combine and bring to slow boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Remove from the heat and let steep, covered for 5 minutes. Strain, through a fine mesh strainer, into cups and serve.
*Cook's Note: Piloncillo is often used in Mexican cuisine to sweeten drinks or deserts. It is unrefined cane sugar, usually found in the shape of small cones.
Recipe courtesy of Marcela Valladolid, 2009