While sugar is the traditional sweetener in Cuban coffee, you can experiment with other sweeteners like honey or agave nectar.
The traditional recipe calls for equal parts of sugar and coffee, so you’ll need 1/2 cup of sugar for 1/2 cup of coffee.
No, a French press is not ideal for making Cuban coffee. Brewing the coffee with an espresso maker or a Moka pot is best.
While you can use regular coffee beans, it’s best to use finely ground Cuban coffee beans for an authentic flavor.