Mexican Coffee

Mexican Coffee

(2 servings)    Printable Version
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup coarsely ground coffee
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar or piloncillo (Mexican brown sugar)
  • 1 cinnamon stick (4 or 5 inches long)
To make this drink in its most authentic form, use an earthen clay pot to boil the ingredients. In lieu of earthen clay, a regular old medium sauce pan will work fine. The flavor of this coffee is distinctive because cinnamon and sugar are infused with coffee while boiling instead of being added later as an afterthought. Buena bebida! (Photos by Mr Breakfast, August 2014)


Mexican Coffee


How To Make Mexican Coffee (Cafe de Olla)

Put water in a medium sauce pan and bring to a boil.

Add all ingredients and continue to boil for at least 5 minutes.

Remove from heat and cover. Let stand for 5 to 10 more minutes.

Strain and serve.


Mexican Coffee



In Mexico, this is called "Cafe de Olla". For a special treat, try adding an two ounces of Kahlua coffee liqueur to the completed coffee and top with a little whipped cream.

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Comments About This Recipe
What do you think of Mexican Coffee?
Overall Average Rating = 5 (out of 5)
Based on 1 vote.


From Monica

I make a variation via Mr Coffee... I add ground cinnamon to the coffee grounds, then brew.

Comment submitted: 11/1/2015 (#19614)



From Loyola

Good taste, but much easier to stir cinnamon and brown sugar into regular drip coffee. Same exact flavor.

Comment submitted: 11/13/2014 (#19106)



From Sloane
Rating (out of 5):  

I've been making Mexican coffee my whole life without even realizing it. I always add a dash of cinnamon - every since I was old enough to drink coffee. The flavors are great together.

Comment submitted: 2/26/2013 (#15242)



Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom xionglee12 (Team Breakfast Member)

Mexican coffee is pretty okay for me but my brother hates coffee.

Comment submitted: 2/17/2010 (#9832)



From Thomy

We were recently in Mazatlan and the Mexican coffee served to us there also included orange zest. It was wonderful!

Comment submitted: 11/24/2006 (#802)





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