Spiced Sweet Mexican Coffee
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- 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.
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Its just delicious!
Hi Pati for people who like cream in their coffee , could you use the sweened condenced can sweet milk to replace the other can sugar ? I want to try it . but don’t want to rune good coffee ! do you think it would work . or maybe 1/2 the sugar and half a can of the sweetened crème . ? maybe I’ll play around with it. forhere in Colodo winters get pretty cold and snow so sounds like a great thing to warm us up from the inside out !! thanks .
This would be great, Donna. I recommend you play with the proportions based on how sweet you like your coffee. Enjoy and stay warm!
What is piloncillo? Do I understand that I can use brown sugar instead?
Oh here’s some information on piloncillo https://patijinich.com/pati_2020/piloncillo/ And you can substitute it with brown sugar….and the coffee will still be delicious!
Mother of five
Hi Pati! My kids and I LOVE trying all your recipes. This one is definitely a favorite around here. Was just wondering though…you mentioned on your show that cinnamon purchased at a grocery store in the US is different than cinnamon sticks you’d get from Mexico. What is the name of the variety of cinnamon stick you prefer? Maybe I could order it on Amazon. Thanks!
Thank you trying and loving my recipes! It is called Ceylon, or Canela in Spanish, and here is some more information on it: https://patijinich.com/pati_2020/cinnamon/
I’ve been looking for a coffee recipe that my Abuelita used to make when I was a kid back in ’50’s. This is a perfect match. Thank You for bringing back good memories.
I’m so happy to hear that it brings back so many good memories!
Really enjoyed this! Thanks for sharing!
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