Cafe de olla (mexican spiced coffee)

Yield: 6 servings

Measure Ingredient
¾ cup Brown sugar, firmly packed
6 xes Cloves
6 xes Julienne slices orange zest
3 xes Cinnamon sticks
6 tablespoons Coffee (NOT instant)

In a large saucepan, heat 6 cups of water with the brown sugar, cinnamon sticks, and cloves over moderately high heat until the mixture is hot, but do not let it boil. Add the coffee, bring the mixture to a boil, and boil it, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes.

Strain the coffee through a fine sieve and serve in coffee cups with the orange zest.

-- from Maria Anita Loos

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