Mexico produces over five million bags of coffee a year, yet exports less than half of its harvest. To say that coffee is a popular drink in Mexico would certainly be an understatement. Even if you can't travel south of the border, you can still enjoy Mexican coffee from the comfort of home. Here are few recipes to get you started:
Mexican Restaurant Coffee
This Mexican Coffee recipe calls for two signature Mexican alcohols: Kahlua and tequila.
1 oz Kahlua
½oz tequila (Popular brands include Jose Cuervo, Patron, and Sauza)
1 cup of fresh, moderately strong coffee
Stir liquors into coffee, top with whipped cream, and add a sprinkle of nutmeg.
Café de Olla (Mexican Spiced Coffee)
For a non-alcoholic Mexican coffee recipe with a spicy kick, Café de Olla is second to none!
¾ c brown sugar, packed
3 cinnamon sticks
6 TB ground coffee (not instant!),
6 strips of julienne sliced orange zest
6 cups water
Heat 6 cups of water, brown sugar, cinnamon sticks, and cloves in a saucepan until heated through. Stir in coffee and bring mixture to a boil. Strain coffee through a fine sieve and serve with orange zest garnishes.
While the term "Mexican coffee" may conjure images of parties and special occasions, these blends can be enjoyed as an everyday treat. Indulge yourself or the coffee lover in your life with a bag of 100% Oaxaca Pluma coffee beans. Distinguished by a hint of chocolate, this smooth, nutty flavored coffee tastes especially delicious after a relaxing siesta.