|6||cups purified water|
|2||10 cm (4 in) cinnamon sticks|
|4||tablespoons grated |
|2||tablets metate chocolate|
|1||cup ground coffee|
PROCEDUREWarm water in a saucepan over medium heat; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and add cinnamon, cloves,
Pre-Hispanic indigenous nations considered the cacao tree to be the most beautiful in all of Heaven. They attributed a number of traits to it, such as an ability to satisfy hunger, slake thirst, or cure various diseases. It was so highly regarded, in fact, that it formed part of several rites and ceremonies, and its beans came to be used as currency.