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Cafe Mexicano

This is a very delicious drink I discovered through some play and improvisation. I found plenty of recipes out there for Café Mexicano, but could not find one I really liked. It can be made with our without alcohol depending on your preference. How you serve this recipe will give you an indulgent morning brew or a delicious adult beverage to serve with dessert… you choose!
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8
Author Leandra Witchwood, © 2015 The Magick Kitchen


  • 8 cups water
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 oz. Cocoa powder
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 1 stick cinnamon broken in half
  • 8 scoops whole bean coffee French press grind
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 cup brandy optional
  • 8 tbsp. coffee liqueur optional
  • Half & Half optional


  1. Bring water to a boil, add brown sugar, chocolate, cloves, and cinnamon; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes. Pour the sugar and spice mixture into French press and top with coffee and vanilla. Steep for 5 minutes, and then press.
  2. Serve hot, add the Brandy, coffee liqueur, and half & half if desired.

Recipe Notes

Magickal Ingredients - 
Coffee: Dispels nightmares, encourages hard work, removes internal blockages, and infuses intentions with stamina
Cinnamon: Personal & spiritual power, spirituality, healing, success/victory, protection, love, luck, lust, strength, and prosperity.
Clove: Protection, banishing hostile/negative forces, and achieving desires