Café de olla

Café de olla (lit. pot coffee) is a traditional Mexican coffee beverage.[1][2] To prepare café de olla, it is essential to use a traditional earthen clay pot, as this gives a special flavor to the coffee. This type of coffee is principally consumed in cold climates and in rural areas.

Café de olla
Traditional clay cups to serve café de olla.
Country of origin Mexico
ColorClear or dark brown
IngredientsWater, Panela, Cinnamon, Ground Coffee

In Mexico, a basic café de olla is made with ground coffee, cinnamon, and piloncillo. Optional ingredients include orange peel, anise, and cloves.

See also


  1. Tausend, Marilyn (1999). Cocina De La Familia: More Than 200 Authentic Recipes from Mexican-American Home Kitchens. Touchstone. ISBN 0684855259.
  2. Fernández, Adela (1997). La tradicional cocina mexicana y sus mejores recetas. Panorama Editorial. ISBN 9683802036.

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