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, café de olla is basically made with ground coffee, cinnamon, and piloncillo. Optional ingredients are orange peel, anise, and clove.

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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.