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Colombian coffee in a white mug

Aguapanela Colombian coffee

Aguapanela Colombian coffee recipe! Colombian coffee home brewed with aguapanela, a simple syrup made with sugar cane pulp.

Course Breakfast, coffee, Drinks
Cuisine Colombian
Keyword coffee
Cook Time 30 minutes
brewing time 4 minutes
Total Time 34 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Calories 202 kcal
Author Trish Bozeman


  • 40 oz filtered water
  • 12 oz panela broken into small chunks
  • 2-3 Tbsp freshly ground Colombian coffee


  1. Bring water and panela to boil in a small saucepan. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring regularly to melt panela. Remove from heat, let sit 5 minutes.
  2. Place ground coffee in a small french press. Pour aguapanela over coffee until french press is full. Reserve remaining aguapanela for another use, or another cup of coffee.
  3. Brew for 4 minutes, stirring once. Plunge french press and serve coffee immediately.

Recipe Notes

The 34 minutes of time includes the time to make the aguapanela. If you make the aguapanela in advance, it will only take you about 5 minutes to make a cup of this coffee.

Nutrition Facts
Aguapanela Colombian coffee
Amount Per Serving (1 large cup)
Calories 202
% Daily Value*
Sodium 17mg1%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Sugar 49g54%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.