Cuban coffee is known by different names such as Café Cubano, Cuban espresso or cafecito. Whatever you prefer to call Cuban coffee you can call always call it delicious! What is a Cuban coffee and why does it taste so great?
As with all coffees there are many different factors that affect the final product such as freshness, water quality, brewing equipment, grind, temperature and quality of the allied ingredients like cream and sugar. It's enough to make your head spin.
Lets examine a few of these factors that make a great cup of Cuban coffee. A quality Cuban coffee is made with a blend of sharp and smooth coffees. This blend gives the espresso enough richness that the taste really stands out.
At home Cuban coffee is often prepared with an electric espresso maker or a stove top espresso maker.
Unlike drip coffee Cuban coffee is finely ground. If you are grinding your espresso it is a good idea to adjust the grind to fine and make sure all the beans are completely ground before brewing.
Cuban coffee is made with sugar. The sugar is added to the pot and whipped vigorously and continuously while the coffee is brewing. If you're lucky enough to know someone who makes Cuban coffee then you know they really put a lot of effort into adding the sugar. They may use a stainless steal espresso pot to combine the sugar with the coffee.
If you order a Cuban coffee to go it will usually be served as a colada. A colada is a 4 ounce styrofoam cup with a plastic lid on top filled with Cuban coffee. It's also served with several plastic espresso cups which range in size from .75 ounces to 1.25 ounces. The reason for the multiple espresso cups is that Cuban coffee is meant to be shared with friends.
So the next time your not sure what coffee to drink try a Cuban coffee. You'll love it! If you are ready to try Cuban coffee now we carry it at our online shop: www.avitacoffee.com/shop/espresso/