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.) Today we have the recipe for one of our favorite coffee recipes… Mexican coffee.
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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!!
P.S. glass mugs aren’t all that practical, but for drinks like this they are oh so 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.
Give this an extra kick with a wee sprinkle of chili powder.
Note: If you are looking for a Mexican coffee recipe with a bit of alcohol we like this one on PBS… http://www.pbs.org/food/recipes/mexican-coffee/
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: