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Pati Jinich Spiced Sweet Mexican Coffee

Spiced Sweet Mexican Coffee
Café de Olla

Serves: 6

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8 cups water

6 tablespoons coarsely ground dark-roasted coffee beans

8 tablespoons grated or finely chopped piloncillo or dark brown sugar, or to taste

1 ceylon or true cinnamon stick

To Prepare

Bring the water to a rolling boil in a pot. Reduce the heat to low and add the coffee, piloncillo and cinnamon stick. Simmer partially covered for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, then turn off the heat and let sit, covered, for 5 minutes.

Strain through a fine sieve or cheesecloth and serve. Alternatively, remove the cinnamon stick and pour the drink into a French press; press down on the plunger and serve.



I enjoy your show, and you make cooking Mexican very easy. Thank you

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I love the show, it’s unique and fun, can the coffe be made in a French press coffee pot?

Thanks, Wanda! Yes it can, absolutely. Once it has simmered, remove the cinnamon stick, pour onto coffee press, and press on…

We love your show and recipes.

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Hi Pati, do you put the coffee beans in the press? I don’t have one, but will get one to try this. So you leave the beans kind of chunky? Grind them in a spice blender? Thank you.

Hola Patty, Yes, grind the beans in spice grinder.

Hey Patti! We adore using your wonderful recipes here at our ministry ranch! My husband loves to cook mexican and you have inspired some new ideas! We are trying your french toast for Easter! Can’t wait!!! God’s blessings to you and your family.
Lee and Dan

Thanks for your message, Lee! So happy to hear

Hi Pati,

First, I have to say thank you for the wonderful world you have introduced me, and many others to. Second, I found a small shortcut for this amazing coffee; only because I am addicted to my “pre-set” time option for brewing coffee on my coffee maker. I add the canela and piloncillo to the pot of my Mr Coffee and when it brews (I have to set the time for 5:30 a.m. oy!) it (almost) makes an instant Spiced Sweet Mexican coffee. It isn’t quite as good as using the traditional method, but it is a close second, and a fabulous thing to wake up to. I spoil myself by doing the traditional method on weekends. Thanks again!!!
p.s. I am making shrimp cocktail pacifico tomorrow for my “stereotypical” beef and potato eating, mid-western neighbors…they will see the error in their ways after eating that yummy dish. :-)

Oh my gosh! this is sooo good!

So happy you tried it, Clara!

Pati!!!!!!! We luv your show!!!! My boyfriend and I are FOODIES to the max. This looks soooooo good. Thank you for your great show and for introducing us to the most amazing recipes. Paul and Jaci from Imperial MO

Thank you!!

Thank you pati for your delightful dishes I enjoy your show- from morelia,michuacan

Thank you, Ivan!

I have never seen the show, just late night googling recipes I wanted to try. After finding your site you better believe you have a new viewer. Thank you from Chef Burgin!

Oh! Happy you found me on your internet search!

Do you percolate the coffee in a basket it just put the ground coffee, cinnamon stick and sugar in the stove top coffee pot without the basket?
Thank you so much

Put the ground coffee in the pot and strain after boiling! =) Let me know how it turns out!

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