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Mexican Coffee

Source: The Mexican Gourmet
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Active Time:  10 Minutes
Total Time:  10 Minutes
  Makes 4 cups
This coffee is called Cafe de Olla. The name is derived from the Mexican clay pot in which it is prepared. The piloncillo and cinnamon give it a flavor different from any other. Cafe de Olla is served in the morning, or on cold evenings after a traditional Mexican supper such as tamales or pozole. In rural Mexico, it is traditionallly served during a period of mourning, sometimes laced with a dash of hard liquor.
RECIPE INGREDIENTS
4 cups water
1/2 cup piloncillo, in chunks, or light molasses
2-inch cinnamon stick
1/2 cup roasted coffee, medium grind
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DIRECTIONS
Boil the water in a clay or enamel pot with the piloncillo and cinnamon. Once the piloncillo has dissolved. Reduce the heat and add the coffee. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and strain the coffee into another clay or enamel pot. Serve hot in little earthenware cups, 1/2 cup per person. The coffee can be reheated, but do not boil it.


This recipe makes a light coffee. For a sweeter, spicier version, add 1 teaspoon of aniseed and 2 or 3 whole cloves. A little brandy may also be added before serving.


Serving Size = 1 cup


Recipe reprinted by permission of Weldon Russell. All rights reserved.
Date Added: 01/01/2008
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Nutrition Facts per Serving
Yield:   Makes 4 cups
Calories: 123
Fat. Total: 4g
Fiber: 2g
Carbohydrates, Total: 24g
Sodium: 5mg
% Cal. from Fat: 29%
Cholesterol: 1mg
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