Café de olla

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Café de olla at a restaurant in Mexico
Café de olla

Café de olla (lit. pot coffee) is a traditional Mexican coffee beverage.[1][2] To prepare café de olla, it is essential to use a traditional earthen clay pot, as this gives a special flavor to the coffee. This type of coffee is principally consumed in cold climates and in rural areas.

In Mexico, a basic café de olla is made with ground coffee, cinnamon, and piloncillo. Optional ingredients include orange peel, anise, and cloves.

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  1. ^ Tausend, Marilyn (1999). Cocina De La Familia: More Than 200 Authentic Recipes from Mexican-American Home Kitchens. Touchstone. ISBN 0684855259.
  2. ^ Fernández, Adela (1997). La tradicional cocina mexicana y sus mejores recetas. Panorama Editorial. ISBN 9683802036.