Today we have the recipe for one of our favorite coffee recipes... Mexican coffee. Simple ingredients of cinnamon, coffee, and brown sugar make this non-alcoholic Mexican Coffee absolutely delightful! Easy to make without special tools or ingredients!
Try adding a touch of chili powder or our homemade coffee syrups for a boost of flavor!
You all know I love coffee. It is no secret. Coffee is delicious. And I have quite a collection of coffee recipes. Coffee in the morning, coffee mid-morning, coffee when I am stressed, coffee when I am happy...you get the idea. (okay, in reality, I only end up drinking 1-2 cups a day. I wish I could drink more and actually sleep at night)
How to make a Mexican Coffee Cocktail:
This recipe we have is not alcoholic BUT adding tequila and kahlua makes this a really good cocktail! Check out a yummy recipe for a Mexican Coffee Cocktail HERE.
But first...a story. About how we came to know about Mexican coffee.
Tessa, my little sister, took a trip up from Milwaukee in her college days for a "sister visit". And we needed something to keep her busy while we worked because she's a bit fidgety and bores easily. 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 and had spent time in Mexico and South Africa not long before this trip. 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. This Mexican Coffee Recipe 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!!
Lanet sampling Tessa's delicious creation.
Most often I make coffee drinks in a standard mug but find that glass mugs make them feel extra special!
- 12 oz brewed coffee
- 1-2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- whipped cream
- 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.
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!