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Café de Olla
Serves 6

6 cups water
6 tbsp coarsely ground dark roasted coffee
4 oz piloncillo (can substitute for brown sugar)
1 cinnamon stick

Heat the water in a pot set over medium heat (using a clay pot is the traditional way to prepare it and it gives it a very unique flavor, but it isn’t necessary). When the water comes to a boil, lower the heat and add the coffee, piloncillo, and a cinnamon stick.

Simmer for 5 to 10 minutes, stirring until the piloncillo dissolves. Remove from the heat, let it stand covered for 5 to 10 minutes and strain before serving. Alternatively, you may remove the cinnamon and use a French press to strain the coffee as well.


Delicioso! Nunca lo habia echo- y me atrevi po tener tu receta. Mil Gracias otra vez!!

¿Pati, tienes más recetas para café o té?

Pati, me encanta el cafe de olla. ¡Muchisimas gracias por la receta! I usually have my family send me packets from México, but now I can just make it myself. Thanks again!

Gracias, Mayra!

I tried this in an electric Hot Pot Kettle with a temp control. I added two petals of Annis with the cinnamon stick. it came out great, but next time I’ll leave out the Annis. I also used 1 part coffee to two parts chicory, but only to cut the caffeine.

Pati, I use your recipes all the time, love them, and love your shows, and cook book, for this café, do I use instant coffee? Or regular Folgers coffee?

Hola Katie, So happy to hear you are enjoying the recipes! Use regular coffee. :)

Thank you! I’m excited to have found this recipe from you, I know if it’s on your site or in your book I’ll love it.

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