By Pati’s Mexican Table 

Breakfast is Mexico’s favorite meal, and it’s also the Jinich family’s favorite! It’s Sunday, and Pati is up early in the kitchen as the rest of the family sleeps in. She’s hard at work creating a full, three course menu of some of her family’s preferred Mexican breakfast dishes to enjoy ‘round the table on a lazy morning.

Café de Olla

Serves 6

INGREDIENTS

– 8 cups water
– 6 tablespoons coarsely ground dark-roasted coffee beans
– 8 tablespoons grated or finely chopped piloncillo or dark brown sugar, or to taste
– 1 ceylon or true cinnamon stick

DIRECTIONS

Bring the water to a rolling boil in a pot. Reduce the heat to low and add the coffee, piloncillo and cinnamon stick. Simmer partially covered for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, then turn off the heat and let sit, covered, for 5 minutes.

Strain through a fine sieve or cheesecloth and serve. Alternatively, remove the cinnamon stick and pour the drink into a French press; press down on the plunger and serve.

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