In Mexico, coffee is often brewed with cinnamon and sugar. The cinnamon and sugar aren’t merely added to the coffee after brewing, but they’re incorporated right into the brewing technique. The result is a coffee that’s at the same time sweet and spicy. If you’d like to try drinking coffee the Mexican way, here’s a recipe to try inspired by the Food Network and Pati’s Mexican Table.
To make Mexican Coffee, you’ll need the following ingredients:
Piloncillo is commonplace in Mexico, but it’s not always easy to find in the States. It’s unrefined sugar cane, often sold in small cones. You might find it at a Mexican grocery store or in the Latino section of a large supermarket. For the most authentic Café de Olla, use piloncillo. If you can’t find it, though, 1 cup of brown sugar will serve as a fine substitute.
The orange peel adds a sweet, citrus complexity to the finished beverage. Many people like it, but some recipes don’t call for it.
Once you have your ingredients gathered, it takes about 15 minutes to make Mexican coffee. Follow these steps:
After everything’s filtered out, serve and enjoy! Garnish with extra cinnamon sticks or orange peels for added flair.
Many people have been enjoying this Mexican take on coffee for years. If you’d like to see why it’s so popular, get some good, dark-roasted coffee to use. Our current Bold Profile coffee has notes that will go well with the cinnamon, sweetness and citrus of this brewing method.