Mexican Coffee Recipe
- 1.1. A Brief History Of How Mexican Coffee Came About
- 1.2. What is Mexican coffee?
- 1.3. Mexican Coffee Recipe – Ingredients, Procedure
- 1.4. Method for Preparation
- 1.5. A few Variations to the Mexican Coffee Recipe.
- 1.6. A Subtle twist to the Mexican Coffee Recipe
- 1.7. Conclusion on Mexican Coffee Recipe
Mexican Coffee Recipe
A Brief History Of How Mexican Coffee Came About
The rich geological and climatic diversity of Mexico makes it perfect for growing coffee. Like the Mexicans, the coffee beans found here, are more fascinating and complex at the same time, than you can imagine. A majority of Mexico’s coffee is grown along the Southern border, where the high mountain ranges and dense jungles give coffee plants the nutrients and altitude they need to produce some of the best coffee beans. Despite Mexico’s proximity to the US, a large portion of its high-grade coffee is actually exported to Europe, in particular Germany.
Where does Mexican coffee come from?
Have you ever wondered where Mexican coffee actually comes from? Various high-quality coffees are produced in Mexico, and they are typically washed and processed. Some of the best Mexican coffees come from Oaxaca, Coatepec, and Chiapas, and small organic farms produce much of the country’s finest coffees.
What makes Mexican coffee unique is that the cinnamon is brewed right with the coffee grounds and this gives the Mexican coffee recipe a delicious and spicy flavor without adding the appearance of ground spice to the finished drink.
What is Mexican coffee?
Mexico grows mostly shade-grown Arabica coffee, with Robusta making up only 3–4% of the country’s crops. 35% of Mexico’s coffee is grown at 900 m.a.s.l., conditions that – in Mexico’s relatively cooler climate – are favorable for higher-quality coffees.
Are you a fan of Coffee, cinnamon, and chocolate? A Mexican coffee recipe is just what you need. It’s a blend of sweet and spiced flavors. A perfect combination of strong freshly roasted coffee, chocolate, and cinnamon. Usually, it is topped with whipped cream to make it an exceptional breakfast drink or a lazy afternoon pick-me-up.
Does Mexican Coffee Have Caffeine?
Mexican coffee, when made with caffeinated coffee, has as much caffeine as a typical coffee drink such as a latte. You can use decaffeinated coffee to make this drink—note that decaf still contains amounts of caffeine.
Apparatus for making Mexican coffee.
Making Mexican coffee is quite simple and the apparatus required is also minimal. If you are thinking of making Mexican coffee make sure to have a coffee pot and a small saucepan.
Mexican Coffee Recipe – Ingredients, Procedure
This coffee is super simple to prepare and requires absolutely zero additional skills.
- 3/4 cup ground coffee, regular or decaffeinated
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, plus more for garnish
- 5 cups water
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/3 cup chocolate syrup
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Cinnamon sticks, whipped cream chocolate shavings, optional, garnish.
Method for Preparation
- The first and most basic step in any preparation would be to gather all your ingredients.
- Add the coffee grounds and cinnamon to the filter basket of your coffee pot. Then add the 5 cups of water to the pot and brew normally how you would do otherwise.
- Let the coffee brew slowly.
- Also At the same time on the other side bring the milk, heavy cream, chocolate syrup, and brown sugar to a gentle simmer in a small saucepan. Make sure to cook on low heat so you don’t burn the mixture.
- Remove from the heat and add the brewed coffee to the milk mixture. Add in the vanilla extract whisking slowly at the same time.
- Divide the coffee among 4 cups and top with whipped cream and garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon or chocolate shavings, and add a cinnamon stick, if desired.
- Enjoy immediately!
A few pointers to keep in mind, while preparing a Mexican coffee
- If you only have a single brew you can just add a cinnamon stick or a 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon to the cup and allow the hot coffee to brew over the top.
- You can use any kind of coffee pot you want.
- Brew the coffee stronger or weaker depending on your tastes. We like to brew it on the stronger side so that the milk and other ingredients don’t water down the coffee flavor.
A few Variations to the Mexican Coffee Recipe.
- You can add a little more spicy by sprinkling a pinch of cayenne pepper into the mixture.
- You can also enjoy it iced! Allow the mixture to cool completely and then pour it over ice. Include the whipped cream on top or leave it out, it’s completely your choice!!
- You can make this coffee a boozy party cocktail by adding 2 ounces of Kahlúa and 2 ounces of tequila to the finished mixture. (recipe shared below)
- You can add more chocolate or omit it altogether if you wish.
A Subtle twist to the Mexican Coffee Recipe
The Mexican Coffee Cocktail Recipe
Did you know that a Mexican coffee cocktail is actually a thing? It’s a perfect drink to serve a friend who comes over for a chill and talk. Here is how you go about making this drink. Just like how you make traditional Mexican coffee, here you add some Kahlua and tequila.
This Mexican coffee cocktail is a warming drink with quite a kick. Here is a sinful cocktail twist to this already unique coffee.
- 1 fluid ounce of coffee-flavored liqueur (such as Kahlua)
- ½ fluid ounce tequila
- 5 fluid ounces of hot coffee
- 2 tablespoons whipped cream
Method of Preparation
Simply stir together coffee liqueur and tequila in a mug. Pour in the hot coffee and top it with whipped cream.
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
- Calories – 155
- Fat – 1g
- Carb – 12g
- Protein – 0g
Conclusion on Mexican Coffee Recipe
The ‘Internal Market” in Mexico is a bright spot, at least among the newer cafes in Mexico City and other major centers. In fact, they are paying top prices for the small lots of high-grown coffee, keeping it in the country.
Mexicans are wide-ranging in their cup character. For this reason, you need to explore coffee selections from each of the regions to get a better and good sense of the possibilities of Mexican coffee.
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