Hello everyone!

What about reading some tales, myths and legends from the Mexican Folklore? What about learning a bit more about the mysticism, fantasy and mystery that surrounds our country?  Here you can enjoy and learn a little more about Mexico by reading some of the stories I’m going to share with you.

The name of this blog, Café de Olla, is a way of brewing coffee here in Mexico, where I’m writing you all guys from.   Maybe you can enjoy reading each entry with a steamy cup of coffee.  Here’s the recipe for all of you coffee lovers.


Recipe for Café de Olla (4 cups)


  • 4 cups of water
  • 3 oz. of pilloncillo (dark brown sugar might work)
  • 1/2 a stick of Mexican Cinnamon
  • 4 Tablespoons of ground Coffee


  1. Place the water, cinnamon and Piloncillo or brown sugar in a small pot .
  2. Heat it and stir unti the piloncillo is dissolved.
  3. When the water starts boiling, add the coffee, turn the heat off and stir again.
  4. Cover the pot and let steep for 5 minutes before serving.

It’s not necessary but it tastes better if served on a clay jug.


I hope you enjoy both the tales and the drawings and maybe the beverage with some amusing stories from all around Mexico. Though the stories here portrayed can vary from one place to another, they are all essentially the same.  The drawings, on the other hand, are specially made for this blog from the very talented Carla Hurtado.  You can take a look at her beautiful work in http://lacarpetadecarla.tumblr.com/


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