Although the coffee is not an originally product form Mexico. With its arrival to Mexican soil and over time it has become a signature Mexican drink and very popular at the Mexican homes.
The spiced coffee is a delight and not only for its taste but also for its aroma as it is a coffee with sweet flavor that is prepared with various spices. Its flavor is so Mexican that is said that it is a coffee that tastes and smells like Mexico.
The spiced coffee history tells that it was born in the revolutionary fires. The “soldaderas" (women who helped in the revolution) prepared during the night a drink made with coffee and water, to which they added cinnamon sticks, cloves and it was sweetened with piloncillo. As a final touch chocolate was added to give strength and energy to their soldiers.
As the years went by the Revolution came to an end and the spiced coffee became part of the Mexican homes as a hot, typical and delicious drink; ideal to accompany with cookies, bread or a dessert.
About the Recipe
This coffee is very easy to make, you only have to mix and boil ingredients – that’s it.
The spiced coffee can be prepared with the coffee that you like the most however the best option is to use a tasty Mexican coffee like the one of Chiapas.
We recommend using a coffee that is not too ground so it will be easier to strain.
The spiced coffee is sweetened with piloncillo but if you don’t get it 1/4 cup of brown sugar (2.2 oz) can also be used.