In The Kitchen | Coffee Horchata

Refreshing, sweet, and a great pick-me up! I love taking original recipes and seeing how I can infuse coffee into them. Thus, this takes us to our next In The Kitchen coffee recipe...Horchata! What better way to try this out than with our latest Latin American Single Origin coffee, Colombia San Agustín.

Horchata (orxata) | "What is it?", you may ask. Well, good question! Horchata is a milky drink made from either almonds, rice or nuts!  In the recipe that I recreated you'll find rice, cinnamon, sugar, water and last, but not least, coffee.

Step 1 |
Mix together rice, cinnamon, whole coffee beans and 4 cups of water in your blender just enough until everything is coarsely ground. Once blended, pour into a separate bowl, add another 4 cups of water and let soak for 4 hours.

Step 2 |
Take a few ladles full of this mixture and purée in your blender until smooth.  Repeat this process until the full mixture is well blended.

Step 3 |
Strain your mixture with a cheese cloth. However, if you don't own a cheese cloth like myself, then no worries. Feel free to use whatever you have in your kitchen. I have a normal strainer, but be warned you won't be able to separate all fine particles from the liquid. I re-strained this mixture about 3 times which was perfect for my taste!

Step 4 |
Lastly, mix together the sugar with the liquid you just strained and chill. Once it's at your optimum temperature, enjoy!

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Let me know what you think or how you make horchata by commenting below!