Havana The New Culinary Destination: How To Make Cuban Style Coffee
There are two methods to making coffee the Cuban way: the traditional method using a metal stovetop espresso pot, or with an electric espresso machine. While the stovetop method takes longer, it’s certainly the authentic method; you can find a stovetop espresso maker at most online at 1stincoffee.com.
1. Using an espresso machine, add the desired amount of finely ground coffee. You can also purchase fresh whole coffee beans any of the very dark roast. Do not store your ground coffee in a freezer, but do keep it in a cool place away from sunlight.
2. For every demitasse cup of coffee you plan on making, use a teaspoon of sugar. The key to Cuban style coffee is that it be very sweet. The trick here is to put the sugar into the glass carafe before you even brew the coffee.
3. Brew the coffee just as you would an espresso. The coffee will pour over the sugar in the carafe as it begins to brew. After it is finished filling the carafe, stir it briskly as there will still be a little undissolved sugar. Pour the coffee into several demitasse cups and enjoy.
* For Cafe con Leche, simply use 2 parts Coffee to 1 part steamed milk.
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