How to Make Café de Olla

Café de Olla is a delicious drink that is easy to make. Traditional made in earthenware pots commonly called Ollas, you can take this dream of a drink and make it in your kitchen. Not only will your taste buds thank you, but the beautiful smell of cinnamon, Viennese-roast coffee, and piloncillo is to die for. Who needs an air freshener when you have Café de Olla brewing?!

The following recipe for Café de Olla produces between five and seven servings. This Mexican coffee recipe is sure to please both coffee connoisseurs and those who want a quick perk up before heading out.

Ingredients You Will Need:
6 ounces of piloncillo, raw sugar cones from Mexico
2 sticks of cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon of anise seeds

1 cup of Viennese-roast coffee, medium-coarse grind
2 cups of milk, preferably low-fat

First, mix 4 cups of water with the piloncillo, cinnamon and anise seeds. Make sure this mixture is fully blended before you pour it into a saucepan. Make sure the pan is nonreactive. Boil slowly at a medium heat and consistently stir the mixture so that the piloncillo melts.

Next, add the coffee, mixing it until fully blended with the other ingredients, and remove the pan from the heat so that the mixture can steep for five to seven minutes.

While the mixture is steeping, take a small saucepan and heat your milk on a medium to high heat. Whisk the milk until it is frothy.

Now, you will pour the coffee mixture into cups using a fine sieve. Serve the coffee with the frothed milk on the side. For the best effects, be sure serve the coffee as soon as possible. You want the milk and the coffee to be fresh. You now have a delicious batch of Café de Olla that is sure to impress. The best part is that not only will you have a delicious batch of coffee to serve, but your home or office will smell lovely all day long, reminding you of the delicious drink. 

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