How to make iced café de olla with a Keurig machine

Café de olla is one of my all-time favorite Mexican recipes. In fact, it was the first recipe I ever posted here on The Other Side of The Tortilla. During the spring and summer, I love to drink iced coffee. Naturally, I came up with this recipe to enjoy a summer version of café de olla so I can drink it on ice—and it doesn’t take me more than five minutes to make, so I can grab it to go in the morning as I head out the door to work.

How to make iced café de olla with your Keurig coffeemaker

Of course, you can also make this recipe without the ice for a quick, hot version of café de olla if you’re in a hurry. It doesn’t have all the flavor depth of the traditional version which is infused slowly, but it’s perfect for a quick fix!… 

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Wordless Wednesday: Cielito Querido Café in Mexico City

Cielito Querido Café Mexico City

Last week while we were visiting Mexico City, we checked out a new coffee shop we hadn’t seen before called Cielito Querido Café. Not only is the coffee some of the best we’ve tasted in Mexico (even their café de olla passed my test), but I also loved their cute, cheeky to-go cups that poke fun at Starbucks. Like Starbucks, they have the normal assortment of coffees, espresso and frappes, but they have a host of other offerings on the menu that are muy Mexicano, such as chamoyadas (in no less than four flavors), additions to your café con leche that include cajeta and rompope, chocolate caliente con chile and a house-made horchata. The snack offerings didn’t disappoint either, with selections such as muéganos, palanqueta, molletes, panqué, pasteles and galletas.

I was surprised to learn that the quickly-growing Mexican chain has more than 30 locations in Mexico City as of July 2013 and that I hadn’t stumbled upon one before. I went looking for some more information after a friend on Instagram mentioned that the company is looking to expand to the U.S. (and possibly to Los Angeles) and and found this story on NBC Latino with a great slideshow so you can get a feel for the ambience of Cielito Querido Café. We’ll definitely be back again the next time we visit.

  • Have you been to Cielito Querido Café? What did you order? If you haven’t been, do you think you’ll try it out next time you’re in Mexico City? 

Las recetas mas queridas del mes: junio

I’m always fascinated when I check in with The Tortilla’s analytics to see what’s going on, which recipes are popular and which travel and culture items Tortilla-lovers seem to be connecting with most. It lets me know what recipes are most-loved month after month and which places and experiences tug at your heartstrings and make you miss México lindo y querido.

If you’re new here, or even if you are a frequent visitor, here are the past month’s most visited posts for you to check out and enjoy. If you missed these when they were originally posted, then they’re new to you, and if there’s something you’ve already read but just haven’t tried before, I challenge you to make it and share it with someone you love! Then send us a picture so we can share with everyone! You can click on each button to be taken to that recipe.

 

TOP 4 POSTS OF JUNE

  • What’s your favorite recipe you’ve seen on The Tortilla in the last month? It can be old or new, but we want to know!

Best of The Tortilla from 2010

Today we’re headed back to Chicago and la vida diaria, but so we don’t skip a beat while traveling, we’ve prepared a few lists, based on you, the readers, and what you loved most on The Other Side of The Tortilla in 2010. Click on the photos below to visit each recipe or story.

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TOP 3 BEVERAGES/BEBIDAS

TOP 3 RECIPES/RECETAS

TOP 3 TRAVEL STORIES/CUENTOS DE VIAJE

TOP 3 VIDEOS

  • We hope you’ll find something new that you may have missed or that you rediscover a recipe or story you may have already read. If your favorite post isn’t listed here, let us know in the comments what you liked best. Also, please feel free to leave a comment with what you’d like to see in 2011!
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