Café de olla: Mexican Pot-brewed Coffee
This coffee is rich and sweet. Often called "funeral coffee" as it's served at all-night wakes. Not everyone has an "olla" but that doesn't have to stop you from enjoying this comforting coffee.
Servings 8 People
Medium size stainless steel pot
8 Individual cups
Fine-mesh strainer, cone filter, or cheese cloth.
Wooden stirring spoon
- 4 cups Water
- 2 sticks Cinnamon
- 4 Whole Cloves
- 4 oz Piloncillo, brown, or demerara sugar
- 1/2 cup Medium Ground Roast coffee
- 2 cups Warmed milk
Boil the water in a medium size steel pot.
Carefully add to the boiled water - the sugar, cinnamon sticks, and cloves.
With a wooden spoon, stir until the sugar dissolves.
Add coffee grounds and stir over low heat. Don't let it boil as it will give the resulting beverage a bitter taste. Cover and simmer for about 5 mins.
Strain coffee through a fine cone filter, fine mesh sieve, or cheesecloth.
Add warm milk to taste.
Serving: 4oz | Calories: 97kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 34mg | Potassium: 94mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 102IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 1mg