Mexican Coffee

Mexican Coffee

Traditional Mexican coffee is known as “café de olla” and is customarily made in earthen clay pots. This recipe captures the flavors of Mexican coffee, including cinnamon, vanilla and the sweetness of brown sugar.


4 (8-oz.) servings


  • 4 cups strong coffee
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed Domino® Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • 4 sticks cinnamon or additional ground cinnamon, if desired


Combine coffee, brown sugar and cinnamon in small saucepan. Heat over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla.

Pour into 4 large mugs; top with whipped cream. Serve with cinnamon sticks or additional cinnamon sprinkled on top.


Cinnamon is the inner bark of a tropical evergreen tree. When the bark is dried, it curls into quills. The quills are sold as cinnamon sticks or ground into powder.

Use 2 tablespoons of ground coffee per cup of coffee when a recipe calls for "strong" coffee.