Iced Coffee Mexican Style

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Iced Coffee Mexican Style is what you need to take energy for the second part of the day

Refreshing Iced Coffee Mexican Style
Refreshing Iced Coffee Mexican Style

Mexican coffee is famous all over the world. The Mexican coffee zone is located in the states of Chiapas, Veracruz, and Oaxaca. All with climates and mountainous areas suitable to produce quality coffee. As the day of the dead and other Latino culture celebrations approach, I wanted to embrace the importance of coffee and its traditions.

How to make the Iced Coffee Mexican Style
How to make the Iced Coffee Mexican Style

Inspired by the Mexican coffee zone and the love I have for coffee, I have created a delicious recipe: an Iced Coffee Mexican Style. A refreshing out of the ordinary beverage. In Mexican cuisine, we like to use aromatic spices such as cinnamon and anise. As well as using the citrus peel to give, in addition to the aroma, flavor to drinks as tasty as this Iced Coffee Mexican Style.

This recipe for the Iced Coffee Mexican Style is simple to make
This recipe for the Iced Coffee Mexican Style is simple to make

This recipe requires freshly ground Mexican coffee beans, cinnamon, star anise, orange peel, turbinado sugar or piloncillo (known in other countries as panela or melao), ice and water. This coffee recipe is simple to prepare and can be enjoyed as agua fresca or as a snack to catch the second air or energy in the day.

But first, let’s have cafecito!

The coffee culture and its consumption is something that is deeply rooted in our my Mexican culture and traditions. I remember that my great-grandmother loved to have coffee in the afternoons and it was a ritual. The coffee was made in an aluminum percolator, and the preferred coffee was roasted grain brought from Coatepec, Veracruz. A family favorite.

The Iced Coffee Mexican Style is a perfect pick me up
The Iced Coffee Mexican Style is a perfect pick me up

In Veracruz, coffee is something vital. Coffee is enjoyed in the morning and in the afternoon and served in a famous place called La Parroquia. If you ever have the opportunity to travel to Mexico and visit Veracruz, you must go to Los Portales and enjoy the great milk and coffee, as well as to savor some refried bean picaditas at La Parroquia coffee shop.

Are you ready to celebrate National Coffee Day with an Iced Coffee Mexican Style?

Refreshing Iced Coffee Mexican Style

Iced Coffee Mexican Style

Chef Adriana Martin
Inspired by the Mexican coffee zone and the love I have for coffee, I have created a delicious recipe: an Iced Coffee Mexican Style. Made with freshly ground Mexican coffee beans, cinnamon, star anise, orange peel, turbinado sugar or piloncillo (known in other countries as panela or melao), ice and water. 
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican Cuisine
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 2-3 scoops of freshly ground coffee
  • 1 tablespoon of turbinado sugar or piloncillo add to taste
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1/2 orange sliced
  • 4 cups of hot water
  • 4 cups of ice

Instructions
 

  • Use a French press and add the coffee, the sugar, the cinnamon, the star anise, and the orange zest. 
  • Pour hot water and stir. Place the French press lid and let it rest for 10 minutes. Then press and coffee will be ready to serve. 
  • In a pitcher add ice and pour the coffee. Add ice to two glasses and serve the iced coffee. Garnish with orange rounds and cinnamon sticks. 

Video

Notes

  • Use an electric gooseneck kettle to boil the water and set the temperature at 200 degrees Fahrenheit required to make perfect coffee on the French press.
  • This coffee can be sugar-free by using stevia or other sugar-free option. 
  • Tequila, rum or a cinnamon liqueur could be used for turning this iced coffee into a cocktail. 

Nutrition

Serving: 0gCarbohydrates: 0gProtein: 0gFat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0gMonounsaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgPotassium: 0mgFiber: 0gSugar: 0gVitamin A: 0IUVitamin C: 0mgCalcium: 0mgIron: 0mg
Keyword cinnamon, coffee, star anise
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Stephanie Simmons

5 stars
I love this unique twist on iced coffee! The anise and orange make it so flavorful – thanks for this recipe!

Chef Mireille

5 stars
I often make coffee with spices but I like the addition of the orange – must give it such a bright flavor

Catherine Brown

5 stars
I love iced coffee… and without cream. I’ve never tried it quite like this though. I love the orange and cinnamon in here!

Kari

As a coffee lover, this sounds like a really great treat! Coffee and orange? I would never have thought of putting these acidic things together. I will definitely try your recipe as it is pretty hot still in Aruba!

Mirlene

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I’ll be honest, when looking at the finished pictures, my first thought was “what a pretty drink”. If you did not mention it had coffee in it, I would have never imagined it. LOOKS GREAT. And the fact that it is a coffee drink, it’s even better.

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