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You all know we love coffee. it is no secret. Coffee is delicious. And we basically set our clocks by it. Coffee in the morning, coffee mid-morning, coffee when we are stressed, coffee when we are happy…you get the idea. (okay, in reality, we only end up drinking 2 or 3 cups a day. We’re just smart enough to drink a half-cup often.)
So it seems only natural that we should share some of our favorite coffee recipes with you.
It is shameful that so far our only coffee post is a stove top latte.
We are going to rectify that. Starting with this Mexican coffee.
But first…a story. About how we came to know about Mexican coffee.
Tessa, our little sister, took a trip up from Milwaukee recently to visit. And we needed something to keep her busy. Because she’s a bit hyper…so we decided we’d set her to making coffee drinks all day (in hindsight, coffee and hyper don’t mix well. Yes, we have learned). And see if any of them turned out. We didn’t have much faith (sorry, Tessa!). Which, isn’t fair…she was a barista for many moons. She does know her stuff. But, as sisters it is our duty to question and tease. And we take our role seriously and do it well!
We got to spend the entire day trying drink after drink after drink. And because it’s Tessa, she was making specialty drinks from all around the world. And this drink was among them. And it was DELICIOUS! Seriously good. Actually, all of the drinks were pretty good. But…this Mexican coffee was the ultimate winner (the German ice cream coffee was a close second). The others were amazing. This one was…Ah-Maz-Ing!!
Okay, story over. Now we’ll just tell you how to recreate the awesomeness.
How to make Mexican Coffee:
12 oz. brewed coffee
1-2 T brown sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
- Stir sugar into coffee.
- Add cinnamon a little at a time, stirring well.
- Put a generous amount of whipped cream on top. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
Mexican coffee is traditionally served in a clay cup along with a pastry.
There’s still a lot of debate about what the best coffee brewing method is. We think it’s a matter of preference, so we’ve created a pro/con list of several types (french press, traditional brewer, etc.) so you can get a better idea about which method you might prefer for yourself.
If you make this drink, you’ll want something to go with it. We recommend our chocolate cake. It isn’t like every other chocolate cake. We absolutely promise. Or our uber popular Berry Monkey Bread. Yeah, pick that. That’s a winner!
Other great coffee drinks in one convenient coffee post: