Café de Olla: The Rustic and Healthy Mexican Recipe – GuadalupeRoastery

Waking up to the smell of cinnamon, cloves, and the sweetness of panela roaming around the air. A reminder of the charm of fall, which for some reason, seems to be the prime season for flavored coffee. As soon as the first leaf falls, every imaginable flavor for coffee is restocked in the supermarket shelves. Before you run to try the bottled up flavors or new offers at coffee shops, you must try the original flavored coffee. Disclaimer: You may stop buying artificially flavored coffee after trying this. 

This traditional mexican recipe reflects the aroma of the country and the warm cozy flavors of the fall. It is simple and yet quite special and sophisticated. 


  • Brewed black coffee
  • Cinnamon stick(s)
  • Cloves
  • Panela


Olla means pot. In a pot (traditionally clay or copper, but any will do) pour the black coffee and add all the spices. The amounts are to taste, so start small and add more if needed as you taste it or smell it. Make sure the flame is not too high, as heat changes the flavor of coffee and there is such a thing as burned coffee. It is best to let it simmer on low for about 10 to 15 minutes. Once the smell of coffee and spices combined hits the nostrils, you will know it is done. Let simmer and serve. 

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