Cuban coffee, also known as “cafecito” or “colada,” is a strong, sweet, and flavorful espresso typically served in small cups.
This article will show you “how to make Cuban coffee at home” using simple ingredients and tools.
Whether a seasoned coffee drinker or a beginner, you can brew a delicious cup of Cuban coffee in no time.
- Start by filling the bottom part of a Moka pot with cold water.
- Insert the filter basket into the bottom chamber and fill it with finely ground espresso coffee.
- Screw the top part of the Moka pot onto the bottom chamber and place it on a stove burner set to medium-high heat.
- Keep the lid open and wait for the coffee to start bubbling and sputtering out of the top chamber.
- Once the bubbling sound starts to fade, turn off the heat and let the Moka pot sit for a few seconds to cool down slightly.
- Grab a small cup of demitasse and add a teaspoon of sugar.
- Pour the brewed coffee over the sugar in the cup, stirring vigorously until the sugar dissolves and the coffee becomes frothy.
- Enjoy your delicious Cuban coffee!
Note: Adding a splash of milk or foam on top, known as espumita, is common for an even richer taste.
Making Cuban coffee at home is easy and requires only a few ingredients and tools. Following the simple steps outlined in this article, you can brew a delicious and robust cup of Cuban coffee in no time.
Use finely ground Cuban coffee beans and a thick and syrupy sugar mixture for an authentic flavor. So, get your espresso maker or Moka pot ready, and enjoy a flavorful and energizing cup of Cafe Cubano!