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Jorge Castillo: The secret to Cuban coffee, or what Cubans call a "cafecito," is the finely ground, dark roasted coffee beans used in the brew.

Raúl Musibay: Two brands favored by Cubans are Bustelo and Pilon.

Jorge Castillo: Bustelo is very popular at restaurants and walk-up windows throughout Miami. Pilon is very popular in Cuban homes.

Glenn Lindgren: You also need an espresso machine. You can get something adequate for less than $100 at Target. You can also get inexpensive Italian espresso pots that are used on the stove top.

Jorge Castillo: Follow the instructions on the espresso machine, every machine is a little different. Just fill the little cup as directed for the desired amount. Add a quantity of white table sugar to the pot that the coffee drips into. This creates a dark, intensely flavored, and sweet brew.

Raúl Musibay: Add sugar to the pot BEFORE you start brewing -- as much as you dare, but Cuban café needs to be SWEET. Three or four teaspoons per batch is a good place to start.

Glenn Lindgren: To be completely authentic, use a spoon to stir up the first few drops of coffee with the sugar in the pot to create a sweet, frothy foam -- called "espumita." This will rise to the top when you pour the coffee in the cup.

Cuban Coffee - Cafe Cubano


Cuban Coffee -- Cafe Cubano

By Three Guys From Miami



Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Total time: 1 minutes
Yield: 2-4 servings

The secret to Cuban coffee, or what Cubans call a "cafecito," is the finely ground, dark roasted coffee beans used in the brew.



INGREDIENTS:

5 tablespoons Cuban, Dark Roast Coffee Espresso Ground, more or less
1 cup water (approx.)
4-6 teaspoons white table sugar (to taste, but remember it's supposed to be very sweet!)

Follow the instructions on the espresso machine; each brand is a little different.

Fill the coffee chamber as directed by the manufacturer for the desired amount. It's usually about five tablespoons of espresso ground coffee, packed tightly, to one cup (8-ounces) of water -- more or less. Add two to six teaspoons of white sugar to the pot that the coffee drips into. This creates a dark, intensely flavored, and very sweet brew.

Café Cubano is usually served in a small cafecito cup, similar to a demitasse. In most homes, the serving size is about 2 ounces. In restaurants you will receive a more generous serving, as much as 4 ounces.

To make café con leche (the Cuban version of café au lait), you add one shot of Cuban café to a small cup of hot (usually steamed) milk.

Some people add a pinch of salt to the milk and some even add a little butter! This duplicates the flavor of cafe con leche the way most Cubans drink it -- with buttered toast that is dipped into the cup. This is a classic Cuban breakfast.

Add a tablespoon or two of hot milk to the Cuban café.
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