Making Café de Olla

Here's a recipe for Mexican Spiced Coffee made with Mexican ground coffee, cinnamon, and raw dark sugar called  “Piloncillo”. This is a traditional recipe enjoyed by generations. Click on the photo below and head over to the Mexico in My Kitchen blog for detailed instructions!



Café de olla is a drink steeped in Mexican history. During the early days of the Mexican Revolution in 1910, soldaderas, also known as adelitas, supported soldiers by cooking, cleaning and setting up camp. They prepared café de olla with cinnamon, piloncillo, cloves, coffee and chocolate roasted in a clay pot, to serve as a filling drink that would help boost the soldiers’ energy throughout the day.” Read more about the history of café de olla here.
Women played a central role in the origin of Café de olla. Learn more about how women made a mark on the drink's history here.