Cuban Coffee (Cafécito) – Alpaca Coffee

Cuban Coffee (Cafécito)

We’ve got a recipe that we think is as good, or better than, dalgona coffee. Yes we said it! We’re talking about Cuban coffee, also known as cafécito!
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Made with strong espresso and topped with a thick sugar foam called espumita, this drink is often drunk after every meal or even as a replacement to dessert. Here’s how to make it!⁣⁣
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Ingredients:⁣⁣

  • Ground coffee (medium to dark roast)⁣⁣
  • 4 tablespoons granulated sugar ⁣⁣
  • Moka pot⁣⁣
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Method:⁣⁣

  1. Using a moka pot and your ground coffee, start brewing an espresso.⁣⁣
  2. Add the sugar to a separate bowl.⁣⁣
  3. When the first stream of espresso enters the upper chamber of the moka pot, remove from the heat and add a couple of drops of espresso to the sugar.⁣⁣
  4. Return the moka pot to the heat immediately and allow the espresso to brew as normal.⁣⁣
  5. Vigorously whisk the sugar and coffee together until it turns into a pale, thick sugar foam - the espumita. Add more espresso if needed.⁣⁣
  6. Once the espresso has been brewed, serve in espresso cups and add the sugar foam on top. Stir and enjoy!⁣⁣

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Why not try this recipe with our punchy Peruvian single origin coffee?⁣

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(Photo: A Sassy Spoon)

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