Cafe de Olla – Coffee from the Pot

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Cafe de Olla is a traditional hot drink from Mexico. Tells the story that during the Mexican Revolution, the “soldaderas”, women who helped with the revolution, used to prepare this special drink on bonfires for their soldiers to comfort them and give them strength.

It is called coffee from the pot because it is prepared by boiling the coffee, spices and piloncillo (the purest or least refined form or sugar cane) in a pot. Usually a clay pot. Some people add clove and different kind of fruit. But the recipe here is the way I like it the most.

It is such a delicious beverage not only for its flavor, but for its aromas full of sweetness and spices, that it has turned into a traditional distinctive mexican drink. A Coffee that tastes and smells like Mexico…

I’m sure you’re going to love this coffee specially with this cold winter weather

CAFE DE OLLA – COFFEE FROM THE POT

Ingredients

Serves 2 cups

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2 Tablespoon ground coffee

2 1/4 Cups of water

1 cinnamon stick

2 stripes of orange peel

10 gr piloncillo (you could substitute with dark brown sugar or molasses)

 

Procedure

  • Put all the ingredients in a pot
  • Bring it to a boil and let it boil for 5 minutes

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  • Strain the contents and enjoy!

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