Café de olla

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Café de olla at a restaurant in Mexico

Café de olla (lit. pot coffee) is a traditional Mexican coffee beverage.[1] 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, café de olla is made with ground coffee, cinnamon, and piloncillo (known as panela in other countries).

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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.