Café Cubano

Rich creamy Cuban coffee. I love it! 🙂 ❤

Cafe Book Bean

Hearts in my Café con leche
handI recently visited my favorite Cuban eatery for some amazing food and a perfect Café con leche. This inspired me to share a little about Cuban coffee.

Café Cubano
AKA Cuban Espresso; is an espresso shot that is sweetened with demerara sugar (natural brown raw sugar) as it is being brewed (percolated,) but the name covers other drinks that use Cuban espresso as their base. Cafecito and Cuban Coffee are a couple other names used.

Cuban Espresso with a float of steamed milk. The word cortado is the past participle of the Spanish verb cortar (to cut.) This is because a dash of warm milk is being used to cut the espresso shot (like the italian caffé macchiato.)


Café Bombón
Espresso served with sweetened condensed milk in a 1:1 ratio. Bombón means chocolate in spanish.


Café con leche

Cuban Espresso unsweetened with steamed (or scalded) milk (like a…

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