How to Make Horchata Coffee

Aug 17, 2020 Most Recent

Horchata is a delicious, rice-based drink that originates from various Central American countries. Typically, horchata is when rice is soaked in water and flavored with cinnamon and topped with sugar. Sometimes nuts or seeds are added in as well. The result is a delicious, creamy beverage poured over ice to keep the hot climate at bay. For this recipe, we're going to combine this delicious beverage with our classic coffee. Try out the recipe for yourself!


  • 2 1/2 cups of white rice (avoid basmati or jasmine)
  • 1 1/2 cups almonds
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • A pinch of kosher salt
  • 10 cups of filtered water
  • 1 1/4 cups of Brown sugar (or pioncillo)
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 
  • 1 cup of ground J.L. Hufford Mexican SHG Coffee


  1. Combine all the ingredients into a bowl and mix together until well blended and everything is wet. Let sit at room temperature for 5 hours or overnight in the fridge.
  2. Transfer the horchata mix to your blender. Blend for about 1 minute, until the horchata coffee turns cloudy and coffee-like. Let stand for about twenty seconds.
  3. Pour through a mesh strainer into a bowl to catch the majority of the nut and coffee pulp. Re-strain the mixture once more to eliminate any teeny bits of coffee and almonds. (A french press can work too!).
  4. Serve in a pitcher, pour over ice, and enjoy!

Let us know how your horchata coffee turns out by tagging us on Instagram @jlhuffordcoffee.


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