Spice Sweet Mexican Coffee

"Recipe source: Pati's Mexican Table cookbook"

Original recipe yields 5 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (514.2 g)
  • Calories 167.1
  • Total Fat - 3.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 81.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 34.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.4 g
  • Sugars - 30.1 g
  • Protein - 1.1 g
  • Calcium - 86.8 mg
  • Iron - 0.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

In a pot on medium high heat bring the water to a rolling boil. Reduce heat to low and add the coffee, piloncillo (or brown sugar) and cinnamon stick. Simmer fro 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, then turn off the heat and let sit, covered for 5 minutes.

Step 2

Strain through a fine sieve or cheesecloth and serve.

Step 3

(***alternatively, remove the cinnamon stick and pour the drink into a French press, press down on the plunger and serve).

Step 4

Can be made a couple of hours ahead, covered, in the pot, reheat before serving.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


dienia b

Very good love the flavor

review by:
(12 Nov 2021)


Had this coffee this morning and what a great pick-me-up! Really like this concept and I’m making it like this again tomorrow morning. I added an additional cinnamon stick and ran it through my percolator instead and the longer it sat the more delicious it got! Really enjoyed this good cup of coffee. Thank you, Ellie, for sharing. Made it for FYC.

review by:
(14 Mar 2021)


I love coffee and your simple recipe does not disappoint. Wow was this good. My taste buds are singing. Thanks for sharing this lovely treat ellie. I loved it. Quick and easy to make with ingredients always found in my kitchen. Made FYC tag game.

review by:
(12 Feb 2021)