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Discover the Unique Taste of Café de Olla: A Traditional Mexican Coffee

Updated: Aug 24, 2023

Learn How to Make this Delicious Drink and Choose the Perfect Coffee Beans to Enhance Its Flavor

Coffee has become an integral part of the daily routine of millions of people worldwide. Every country has its own unique way of preparing coffee that adds to the cultural experience of the drink. In this article, we will take a look at how coffee is prepared and consumed in Mexico, specifically the traditional drink called café de olla.

Café de olla is a hot drink made with ground coffee, cinnamon, and piloncillo, a type of unrefined brown sugar. Despite being a drink from a warm country, this coffee is served hot because it comes from the traditions of the villages with cold climates in the center of the country. The drink is usually served in a crockery cup or a clay pot, which adds to the authentic experience of the drink.

To prepare café de olla, you will need a crock pot.

Here are the steps to prepare this delicious drink:


1 tablespoon of ground coffee

225 ml of water

25 g of piloncillo (or brown sugar)

Half a cinnamon stick


  • Boil water in the crock pot by adding half cinnamon stick and piloncillo (or cane sugar). Mix well to melt the piloncillo and leave the pot boiling for about 5 minutes.

  • Add the spoonful of ground coffee and boil it all again for another 5 minutes.

  • Once the fire goes out, let the compound rest for ten minutes.

  • Pour the contents of the pot into a cup (preferably a crock too) helping you with a strainer to filter everything.

Café de olla is a perfect drink to start your day or to enjoy with friends and family. The combination of cinnamon and piloncillo gives the coffee a unique flavor and aroma that is sure to satisfy your taste buds. This traditional drink is widely available in coffee shops and restaurants throughout Mexico, but it can also be easily prepared at home.

If you want to try making café de olla at home, it is important to choose the right coffee beans. You can experiment with different types of coffee to find the one that suits your taste. We have a great selection of coffee beans on our site, so take a look and find the one that's just right for you.

In conclusion, café de olla is a delicious and unique drink that is deeply rooted in Mexican coffee culture. With its distinct flavor and aroma, it's no wonder that it has gained popularity among coffee enthusiasts worldwide. If you're interested in trying this traditional drink at home, make sure to choose the right coffee beans to get the perfect taste.

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