Café de olla Affogato

Affogato pot coffee

Donzabor Mèxico

This coffee with such a Mexican style has a history of more than a century, and now we share it with you with a twist.

For most people, coffee is an acquired taste; While as children it seemed too bitter, with time and experience we have been able to appreciate it. Now it is common to take it during breakfast or after dinner, to accompany food, with a bolillo or by itself.

Traditionally it is prepared in a clay pot, which also gives this drink a special flavor, but we can use whatever we have at home. We recommend getting coffee with a medium to coarse grind. As for the ice cream, although you can buy it in any supermarket, none compares to the one we share with you in this recipe.

Where does coffee come from?

Coffee itself is a beverage made from the roasted and ground seeds of tropical evergreen coffee plants of African origin. It is one of the three most popular beverages in the world (along with water and tea) and one of the most profitable international commodities.

Although coffee is the basis of countless beverages, its popularity is mainly attributed to its invigorating effect, which is produced by caffeine, an alkaloid present in coffee.

Its cultivation began in Africa and was commercialized in Arabia during the 15th century, reaching Europe and the United States in the 17th century, and later the Americas in the 18th century.

The beginnings of pot coffee

It is thought that pot coffee arose during the Mexican Revolution, when the adelitas prepared it and shared it with the other combatants during the night fires. It is usually thought that its origin is pre-Hispanic, but it is a mistaken idea, since coffee did not exist in our country during that time, as we have already mentioned.

However, it is known that the tlatoani Moctezuma consumed a drink made with honey, corn and cocoa, which is why it is usually attributed a certain influence on pot coffee, which is prepared with coffee, piloncillo, cinnamon and in some cases, star anise, cloves and allspice are added.

Without further ado, here is our favorite pot coffee recipe.


  • 1lt of water
  • Half a piece of Don Zabor piloncillo
  • 1 branch of cinnamon
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 star anise
  • 4 tablespoons of ground coffee
  • 4 scoops of walnut ice cream


  1. Simmer the piloncillo until it dissolves, stirring continuously.

  2. Add the cinnamon, cloves, and star anise.

  3. Remove from the heat and add the coffee.

  4. Let sit for 6-8 minutes.

  5. Strain mixture through a fine mesh strainer to serve.

  6. Serve the ice cream between 4 glasses, add the pot coffee and enjoy.

This recipe is one of our favorites, and in addition to being able to enjoy it at home, the special touch will surprise your friends and family. Remember that you can buy many of the products that are in our recipes in our online store Don Zabor or in any Walmart, Superama, Bodega Aurrera, H-E-B, laComer and Alsuper.

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