11 Jun 2012

Mexican Coffee

I have never been to Mexico. Pretty much everyone I know has, but I'm still one of those people who haven't gone on a vacation since the stone ages. There was a period of 4 years that I was traveling a lot, I went to England twice, and to the Philippines (pretty much both places to visit family)

So I'm not actually sure if this is actually coffee popular or made in Mexico, but I combined recipes I found online that claimed they were "Mexican coffee" so I am going about this on blind faith.

I love making different variations to the coffee I drink. You know, since I drink coffee almost ALL the time, I would like to switch it up. Try something new. And I'm quite satisfied with this. But that's not going to stop me from experimenting more...

Adapted from AllRecipes
Makes 1 drink
What you'll need:

-1 1/2 tablespoons ground coffee
-1 whole clove
-1/2 (3 inch) cinnamon stick
-1 1/2 cup water
-1 tablespoon brown sugar
-1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
-1 tablespoon chocolate syrup


    1.   Combine the ground coffee, clove and cinnamon stick in a coffee filter and put in a drip coffee brewer. Pour water into the brewer's water reservoir. Set coffee brewer to brew.
    2.   After the coffee is brewed, pour into a mud and mix in sugar, vanilla and chocolate syrup.

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  1. What a great idea--my coffee addiction could use some variety as well!

  2. Hi Cathleen, love your Mexican coffee. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    Have a nice day, regards.

  3. I am a coffee addict too! But I will stick to my regular Filter coffee..I won't able to adjust a slight change in the coffee taste! ;)

    Your version looks interesting! :)

  4. I'm a coffee freak too.. Would love to try this Mexican version!

  5. I'm not a coffee drinker, but the cinnamon mixed in with the chocolate sounds wonderful!

  6. I like my coffee plain with just a bit of milk or a simple latte with no additional flavors or sugar. However, every once in a while, my boyfriend would secretly add stuff to my coffee (cocoa, sugar, cinnamon, melted chocolate) and that totally brightens up my day. I should allow myself these sweet pleasures more often, right? P.S. I went to a bar once and ordered Mexican coffee (it had some Kahlua and it was awesome!).

  7. This sounds like a delicious pick-me-up!

  8. love all the flavors going in there...

  9. Oh, I know the feeling. Not only have I never been to Mexico, I haven't been on a real vacation in a few years now. But at least we can taste other cultures through food, right? :) I've never heard of Mexican coffee before, but I just adore Mexican chocolate!

  10. Aaah....coffee, it's a must for me in the morning or else everything is not in working order for me.... hee....With the spices in, this must be a flavourful coffee. I never had anything like this before. Should I try?

    1. You should definitely try it, it is maybe my new favorite way to make coffee!

  11. So you've been to Philippines ! Have you tried eating balut ?! :D

    At the rate you're making your own coffee , the next time you're in Starbucks , they won't remember you anymore ! lol

    This Mexican coffee sounds delicious ! Love the spices you've added !

  12. Coffee with a different twist.....

    Event: Dish name starts with M

  13. I like my coffee with milk but I think I can try this one with chocolate syrup and spices in it.

  14. Wow, this is the exact coffee I want EVERY morning! I love that you use cloves and chocolate...this warms my belly just thinking about it. I've had Mexican hot chocolate (and love it), and adding this same flare to my coffee sounds like such a treat! Thanks a bunch for stopping by my site - I'm psyched to see your delicious and nutritious recipes and am looking forward to more of your posts!

  15. you really cant go wrong with any recipe that combines chocolate, cinnamon and coffee :)

  16. (and thanks for popping by my blog!)

    - Beth @ www.DiningAndDishing.com

  17. I love Mexican hot chocolate. So decadent!

  18. I'm a coffee drinker too and have not traveled since the same stone age :) But it has cinnamon and chocolate in it it must be Mexican coffee!

  19. I've never been to Mexico either but I love the sound of coffee dolled up with all these spices!

  20. i'm not knowledgable at all on coffees but it seems that this coffee is quite special with the blend of spices. Have fun experimenting!

  21. i'm not a coffee person as such....but this i gotto try.....it looks so yum...and its got chocolate in it!

  22. Coffee is like oxygen to me and I've never had Mexican coffee before ... Gotta try this :-)

  23. Ooh coffee with spices! That sounds amazing :D


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