Café de Olla + Video + Le Creuset Giveaway

*This giveaway is no longer accepting entries – scroll down to the bottom to see who won!*

7 1:2 quart french oven

The kiddos are dressed, breakfast has been served, lunches have been packed, and they are off to summer camp. Now it’s time for me to start my day. After the kiddos are gone I make myself some coffee and two eggs over easy. I love this part of the day — a quiet morning alone.

I look forward to my morning routine. I sit at our kitchen table with my iPhone and my iPad and read my emails and plan my to-do list. Normally electronics are not allowed at the kitchen table, but when I’m alone I change the rules (shhh, don’t tell the kids). I listen to the birds chirping outside, eat my breakfast, and drink my hot cup of coffee — it’s heavenly.

I wanted to share a video with you of my morning routine. Sit back and join me as I make this morning a little fancier and make café de olla. Traditionally this recipe is made using a clay pot giving it a very unique flavor, but it isn’t necessary. I’m going to show you how to make this authentic coffee using today’s cookware.

Speaking of cookware…Did you notice the gorgeous cast-iron Le Creuset Dutch oven I used? How would you like to own one? How about two? Here’s your chance!


Le Creuset has generously offered to give ONE Muy Bueno fan TWO cast-iron Dutch ovens in your choice of color. 7 1/4 qt round French oven and a 3 1/2 qt round French oven (over $500 value).

For one entry, leave a comment at the end of this post. Answer the following question: What will you be making in your Le Creuset cast-iron cookware?


You can receive additional entries to win by doing the following.


Deadline for this giveaway is August 16, 2013 at midnight MST. One lucky winner will be chosen by and will be notified within 24 hours. Winner must respond within 48 hours.

You must have a valid U.S. address to enter.

Buena suerte! Good Luck!

Café de Olla

Yield: 6 servings

Café de olla is a traditional way to prepare coffee in Mexico. This drink is traditionally prepared in earthen clay pots. The distinct flavor of the café de olla is provided by cinnamon and piloncillo.


6 cups water
6 to 8 ounces piloncillo (or substitute packed brown sugar)
2 cinnamon sticks
2 cloves
1 anise star
6 tablespoons freshly ground dark roasted coffee


In a medium saucepan bring the water to a boil. Carefully add piloncillo, cinnamon sticks, cloves, and anise star.

Stir with a wooden spoon until the piloncillo dissolves, about 5 minutes. Add the ground coffee and stir, lower the heat, cover, and let simmer for an additional 5 minutes.

Strain the coffee through cheesecloth and enjoy.

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Written by Yvette / Photos by Le Creuset / Video by Pure Cinematography

Disclosure: Le Creuset is providing the winner with this giveaway. Le Creuset sent me this cookware to review and keep. I was not compensated for this post. All opinions shared about this product are my own.

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  1. I liked the Le Creuset on FB

  2. I already follow you on FB

  3. Got you on Instagram!

  4. I would make chicken soup. I follow you on Facebook.

  5. stews… lots of them!

  6. Follow MBC on Facebook

  7. I will make Cafe de Olla, Menudo, Spaghetti Sauce, Mole, salsa, roast beef, mashed potatoes. Wow! I have so many ideas!

  8. Oh gosh I would make your recpies for sure , and our favorite home recipes like menudo, caldo de rez , brasied veal shanks ,get my husbsnd to make his potatoe soup , carne guisada.

  9. I would make shredded beef.

  10. mexican chicken soup and braised short ribs!

  11. I would make veal parmesan.

  12. I’m a a BIG fan of sauerbraten!! That dish is amazing. I’m also a big fan of beer-braised ANYTHING!

  13. Ohhh so many options! I love to cook in a dutch oven! So I guess my first choice is Short Rib Ragu. Yummmm.


  14. Veggie Polish Kielbasa and Cabbage Soup

  15. Joined Le Creuset on Facebook

  16. Joined Muy Bueno on Facebook

  17. Followed Le Creuset on Twitter and leave a separate comment letting me know you are a follower.

  18. Followed Muy Bueno on Twitter

  19. Followed Muy Bueno on Instagram

  20. Absolutely everything. Tortilla Soup, tamales definetly and Chile con queso, caldo de res, whole bunch of mac and cheese. I have wanted one of these pot forever. I am hoping. It will never leave my stove.

  21. I would make a nice roast with potatoes!!!

  22. I would make beef bourguignon…or agood ol barbacoa :)

  23. Joined Le Creuset on Facebook :)

  24. Joined Muy Bueno on Facebook

  25. I love café de olla, it brings me such good memories of my lovely Mexico.

  26. i will be making in Le Creuset cast-iron cookware my beans and soups. Can’t wait!

  27. I join Le Creuset on Facebook

  28. I follow Le Creuset on twitter

  29. I follow Muy Bueno on Instagram

  30. I follow Muy Bueno on Twitter

  31. Perfect for menudo or carnitas! LOVE Le Creuset cookware.

  32. I will be making a large pot of home-made baked beans. These are so beautiful and such an aid in cooking which I do a lot that I would love to win them. Thank you.

  33. I’d love to make braised dishes and stews using them!

  34. green chile stew

  35. I would make spaghetti sauce in my new pot.

  36. Always wanted a cast iron for some good Chili!

  37. I would make chili con carne in my new pot.

  38. I would make a beef stew

  39. Join Le Creuset on Facebook and leave a separate comment letting me know you did.

    Done: Donna Pyszk Facebook

  40. Join Muy Bueno on Facebook and leave a separate comment letting me know you did.

    Done : Donna Pyszk Facebook

  41. Follow Le Creuset on Twitter and leave a separate comment letting me know you are a follower.

    Done: @donnapyszk

  42. Follow Muy Bueno on Twitter and leave a separate comment letting me know you are a follower.

    Done: @donnapyszk

  43. Follow Muy Bueno on Instagram and leave a separate comment letting me know you are a follower.


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