I “Got Milk” for my friend Caffeine. Easy Cafe de Olla recipe!


Who doesn’t need a “pick me up” in the morning?  I know I sure do, sometimes I need one mid-day too!  I attended a Got Milk event not too long ago and learned all these fancy ways of combining coffee in appetizing drinks by none other then Heather Perry the two time national champion barista.  She got me thinking about my coffee and how I choose to enjoy it every morning.  This is what I call “a morning pick me up” here in my house, we love it and insist on having it.  Coffee brewed with cinnamon tea, a touch of Ibarra chocolate, a big wet kiss of piloncillo, and a lovely splash of creamy milk.  Cheers to you and your loved ones….  Now go out with a bounce in your step and face a brand new day!

All photos taken by: Nicole Presley

Ingredients for easy cafe de olla:

16 – ounces of water

1 – cinnamon stick

2 – tablespoons coffee

1 – tablespoon crushed mexican chocolate (I use Ibarra)

1 – teaspoon crushed piloncillo

a splash of milk


In a small saucepan over a medium flame add water and cinnamon stick. Let it come to a boil.

In a 16 ounce french press add 2 tablespoons of coffee.

Then add mexican crushed chocolate

Then pour hot cinnamon tea into french press and let brew for 5 to 10 minutes.

While waiting for coffee to brew, grab your favorite mug and add piloncillo.

Then pour brewed cinnamon coffee into cup.

Then swirl in a splash of milk. Enjoy anytime of the day!

Can’t wait for tomorrow morning to do it all over again.

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8 Responses to I “Got Milk” for my friend Caffeine. Easy Cafe de Olla recipe!

  1. Lisa says:

    Sounds delicious! I would love to try and make that.

  2. love that “wet kiss from piloncillo,” great pick me up. I also need one mid day!!

    thanks for sharing

  3. Interesting recipe. I don’t use chocolate or milk in mine but I’d be willing to try at least the chocolate (lactose intolerant household over here, so we don’t often keep milk in the fridge because we pay the price often enough with all the cheese we eat, haha). The café de olla recipe on my site has remained the most popular recipe I’ve ever published since day one. Another touch that’s slightly different in my recipe is that I use a smidgen of molasses to add depth. Give it a shot! I love using a French press for my coffee and my recipe is written for using a French press as well.

    • Nicole says:

      Maura….. Great minds think alike….. I will have to check your recipe out and give it a try. I won this french press at the GOT MILK event, so I found it fitting to add it to the recipe….. 🙂

  4. Bren says:

    i only use chocolate in my coffee during winter– i add mint chocolate ganache to my espresso! Girl, i swear it’s the best thing ever!!! ooh wee! i’ll have to try this chocolate you mention! coffee, really espresso, is a must in our houses!

  5. Love cinnamon in coffee! Drink it ever day!

  6. Soooo glad you posted this! Never knew how to make this before… 🙂

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