Mexican Cafe con Leche

Simply coffee, milk, cinnamon, and sugar frequently served with breakfast. 

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2/3 cups freshly ground coffee
2 cups boiling water
2 cups milk
4 cinnamon (canella) sticks
Sugar to pass along with the coffee


A perfect tool for this beverage is a coffee press (cafetiere). Place the grounds in the bottom of the press or in a pitcher. Add the boiling water and allow the coffee to steep for about 5 minutes or until the grounds settle to the bottom of the press or pitcher.
If you are using the press, press down on the grounds to strain the coffee grounds from the liquid.  Pour the liquid into an empty pitcher. If you have used a pitcher to make the coffee, strain with a fine sieve into a clean pitcher.

Place the milk in a heavy medium saucepan and add the cinnamon (canella) and bring the milk to a boil, stirring occasionally.  Remove the cinnamon sticks with a slotted spoon and set them aside for serving. 

Add the coffee to the milk, stir, and pour into cups.  Add a cinnamon stick to each cup and pass sugar to add per each individual's taste
Posted: 6/5/2002 12:00:00 AM

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