Cafe De Olla

I'm not a coffee drinker, but I make this when company comes over. Apparently, it/s a keeper. If you have a French Press you will find it easier to pour from the saucepan into it. The grounds will be pressed down and you don't have to worry about grounds getting into the cup.



  • 4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 (2 inch) stick cinnamon
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 4 Tbsp. regular grind coffee


Heat the water, brown sugar, cinnamon and cloves in a saucepan or heat-proof pot, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Add coffee, bring to a boil, and simmer for a minute or two. Stir, cover and leave on the stove in a warm place for the grounds to settle.

Servings: 4
Time:1 Minutes Preparation Time
5 Minutes Cooking Time

Source: Humber College Cookbook, 1978

By sooz from Toronto, ON

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August 7, 20100 found this helpful

I'm not a coffee drinker either. Do you strain this out then or do the grounds stay in the pan when you pour?

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August 10, 20100 found this helpful

You can a) wait until the grounds settle in the bottom of the pan and then pour carefully into cups; b) use a French Press to 'press' the grounds to the bottom; or, c) strain through a fine mesh strainer.

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