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Cafe De Olla Recipe

cafe de olla recipe

As a coffee lover, I am always on the lookout for new and exciting coffee recipes. One of my recent favorites is cafe de olla, a traditional Mexican coffee that is sweet, spicy, and full of bold flavors. I wanted to share this recipe with others who might be looking to switch up their coffee routine and try something new.

Recipes Information

  • Prep time: 5 minutes
  • Cook time: 20 minutes
  • Total time: 25 minutes
  • Recipe category: Drinks
  • Recipe cuisine: Mexican
  • Aggregate rating: 4.5/5


  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2-3 cloves
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup piloncillo (Mexican unrefined sugar)
  • 2/3 cup coarse ground coffee


  1. In a large pot, bring water, cinnamon stick, and cloves to a boil.
  2. Once boiling, reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Add dark brown sugar and piloncillo, stirring until dissolved.
  4. Add coffee and stir until combined.
  5. Simmer for an additional 10-15 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat and let steep for 5 minutes.
  7. Strain mixture through a fine mesh sieve or cheesecloth.
  8. Serve hot and enjoy!

Nutritions Table

Nutrition InformationAmount per Serving
Total Fat0g
Total Carbohydrates5g

Recipes FAQ

  • What is piloncillo? Piloncillo is a type of unrefined Mexican sugar that has a unique flavor and texture. If you cannot find piloncillo, you can substitute with dark brown sugar.
  • Can I use regular ground coffee instead of coarse ground? Coarse ground coffee is recommended for this recipe as it helps to enhance the flavors and aromas of the coffee. However, if you cannot find coarse ground coffee, you can use regular ground coffee instead.
  • Can I make this recipe ahead of time? Yes, you can make this recipe ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat before serving.
  • Can I make this recipe without cloves? Yes, you can omit the cloves if you do not have them or do not like their flavor.
  • Can I make this recipe with decaf coffee? Yes, you can use decaf coffee if you prefer.
  • Can I make this recipe vegan? Yes, you can make this recipe vegan by using a non-dairy milk or creamer instead of regular milk or cream.

Recipes Tips

If you want to add a little extra kick to your cafe de olla, try adding a dash of cayenne pepper or chili powder. You can also top your coffee with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon for a decadent treat. This coffee is perfect for chilly mornings or as an after-dinner dessert drink.

When making cafe de olla, make sure to use a large pot as the mixture will expand as it simmers. You can also adjust the sweetness to your liking by adding more or less sugar or piloncillo. Experiment with different types of coffee and spices to find your perfect combination.

This coffee is traditionally served in clay pots called ollas, but you can use any mug or cup that you have on hand. Make sure to strain the mixture well to remove any coffee grounds or spices before serving.