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Spiced Sweet Mexican Coffee

6 servings
Café de Olla


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

To Prepare

  • 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.