Mexican Coffee

Mexican Coffee

You can make authentic Mexican coffee at home with this quick and easy recipe. With brown sugar, spices and chocolate, it's a warming drink and a decadent dessert rolled into one!
Total Time 25 Minutes
Servings 10
Ingredients 8

Ingredient List


  • 3 litres water
  • 100g light soft brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 200g ground coffee
  • 125g chocolate-flavoured syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

To Serve

  • Whipped cream


  1. Place the water, brown sugar, cinnamon and cloves in a large saucepan, and bring to a simmer, cover and stir to dissolve the sugar. Stir in the coffee, reduce the heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for a further 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in the chocolate syrup and vanilla extract then remove from the heat. Let stand for 5 minutes for the coffee grounds to settle. Strain the coffee into a coffee server or individual cups and discard the grounds mixture. Serve topped with whipped cream.

Expert Tips

  • Give the coffee a sophisticated look by sprinkling a little cocoa or ground cinnamon over the whipped cream.
  • Strain the coffee through a fine-holed metal sieve to remove any coffee grounds and the whole cloves.
  • If you do not have ground coffee in the house but have instant coffee instead, use 35g of instant coffee instead of the 200g ground coffee. Add in as per instructions above.