Mexican Coffee


1 vanilla bean
3 (2") cinnamon sticks
Brown sugar to taste
Freshly brewed double strength coffee (your favorite blend)
Light Rum
Whipped cream
Nutmeg, cocoa, or cinnamon powder for garnish


  • Arrange 1 vanilla bean and 3 (2") cinnamon sticks in bottom of electric coffee maker; brew double strength coffee using favorite blend.
  • Divide freshly brewed double strength coffee (your favorite blend) between the cups. Add 1 tablespoon light rum, 1 tablespoon Kahlua, and 1 teaspoon brown sugar to each 3/4 cup hot coffee; top with whipped cream and pinch of nutmeg, cocoa, or cinnamon powder.

To make double strength coffee, use two tablespoons coffee for each cup (6 ounce) brewed.

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Did You Know?
Coffee beans may be ground in several ways. A burr mill uses revolving elements to shear the bean; an electric grinder smashes the beans with blunt blades moving at high speed; and a mortar and pestle crushes the beans.

For most brewing methods, a burr mill is deemed superior because the grind is more even and the grind size can be adjusted.

The type of grind is often named after the brewing method for which it is generally used.

Turkish grind is the finest grind, while coffee percolator or

French press are the coarsest grinds.

The most common grinds are between the extremes; a medium grind is used in most common home coffee-brewing machines.