How to Make Cheap Coffee Taste Great, Mexican Style

A simple and quick way to make even the cheapest coffee taste great. Make it Mexican style coffee with some added cinnamon.

tools and ingredients for Mexican style coffee

How to Make Cheap Coffee Taste Great,

Mexican Style

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The Wired Bean. This was the name of the coffee shop that my husband, Matt, worked at when we were in college. I loved when he worked there. I would always get a special girlfriend discount and he would make me the sweetest, most amazing coffee drinks. He made the best white chocolate mocha I have ever had! His sister and I still talk about those frothy, sweet, creamy mochas.

I think that’s when his obsession with coffee began. He would take such pride in creating different coffee concoctions and became quite the barista.

To this day, he is always trying new ways to brew the perfect cup of coffee. Without the fancy espresso machine from The Wired Bean, he has turned to different gadgets and instruments to help him in this quest. Thankfully he prefers inexpensive gadgets and sometimes some old school ones too.

One of the particular instruments that encourages his obsession is a pour over coffee dripper.

There are all sorts of versions available now of pour over coffee drippers. But like I said, my husband thankfully likes a good deal. The two drippers he has (one at home and one at work) are very reasonably priced and he assures they both make a great cup of coffee.

                    

His second assurance is that he can use this handy gadget to make even the cheapest coffee grounds taste absolutely delicious.

The Steps to Making Cheap and Delicious Mexican Style Coffee

So straight from my coffee-loving husband, here are his easy steps on how to use a pour over coffee dripper to make cheap coffee taste great, Mexican style.

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To begin, a pour over coffee dripper is a funnel-shaped brewer that is placed on top of a coffee cup. A cone-shaped filter is placed in the brewer with coffee grounds.

Please note that the size of the filter you buy depends on which dripper you buy, the size will be indicated in the packaging. This particular dripper uses #2 filters, click here to find them.

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Add 3-4 tablespoons of coffee grounds to the filter for a regular coffee cup.

pour over coffee with cinnamon

Next, for a nice Mexican-style twist, add 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon on top of the grounds. (By the way, those are my little hands not his.)

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Then slowly pour boiling water into the filter.

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The water will slowly pass through the coffee grounds and drip out through a small hole at the bottom of the dripper and directly into the coffee cup.

By the time the water has filled up your coffee cup, it’ll be the perfect temperature for drinking.

Mexica style coffee

The result is a rich, flavorful, smooth cup of coffee with much of the bitterness filtered out. This method will work with even the cheapest coffee grounds you can buy at your local grocery store. The filtering process and the cinnamon will truly make even the cheapest grounds into the perfect Mexican style coffee.

For more information about the origins of pour over coffee, I found this old article in The New York Times. Read it here.

What cheap methods do you have to make great tasting coffee? Share your comments below.

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Cheap and Delicious Mexican Style Coffee

Delicious pour over coffee with a touch of cinnamon.

Servings: 1 cup of coffee
Author: Gemma from Everyday Latina
Ingredients
  • 1 pour over coffee dripper
  • 1 cone filter (see notes)
  • 3-4 tbsp ground coffee
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup boiling water
Instructions
  1. Place filter inside of the coffee dripper and place the dripper on top of a coffee cup.

  2. Add 3-4 tablespoons of coffee grounds to the filter for a regular cup of coffee. 

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  3. Add 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon on top of the grounds. 

  4. Slowly pour boiling water into the filter. 

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  5. The water will slowly pass through the coffee grounds and drip out through a small hole at the bottom of the dripper and directly into the coffee cup. 

Recipe Notes

The size of the filter you need to use will depend on which type of pour over coffee dripper you have, so be sure to check the packaging.

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7 Comments

  1. I am a huge fan of Mexican coffee. Thank you for sharing the recipe. I also felt like people are using different sugar in their coffee there. Is there a difference from regular sugar?

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