Cafe de olla is a delicious mexican coffee drink. In the Mexican revolution the “adelitas” prepared cafe de olla with cinnamon and “piloncillo” sugar, they served it to the soldiers after the battles.
It’s called “Café de olla” because it was prepared in a clay pot, additionally began to add spices to intensify flavor. The original recipe is sweetened with “piloncillo” is like brown sugar and molasses, “cafe de olla” contains spices such as cloves and cinnamon that make a delicious stimulating drink in the mornings.
In this case, I do not add “piloncillo” I prefer to sweeten when serving the coffee. I recommend that you keep it in a glass airtight container for 24 hours before preparing it in your coffee maker to intensify the flavors. If you want to use it in a homemade espresso machine, buy espresso ground coffee and grind the cafe de olla mixture in the food processor two or three more times. Now I’m going to tell you how to make cafe de olla to prepare in your coffee maker:
It’s very simple, you need:
100 grs ground coffee
2 or 3 pieces of star anise
The zest of a two lemons or orange peel
1/2 stick of cinnamon
1 airtight glass canister
Add the spices and coffee to the food processor and grind very well. Set in glass container.