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January 20, 2010 § 10 Comments
Call it what you will, but a coffee anywhere on North, Mid- or South Beach is bliss in a cup.
Specially if one had given up caffeine early in December. Yes, purposely.
But HM ordered the Cuban coffee (pictured).
And wooed me with it. I broke down and tilted the tiny cup to my lips, and sipped. One sip. Mmmm…Not the most intellectual response, I know, but oh baby, luscious coffee laced with caffeine. And yet I demured. One sip and one sip it was.
So what’s the big deal with Cuban espresso?
I’ll leave a bit of that to irrepressible Wikipedia:
“Cuban-style espresso is made by adding sugar to the container into which the espresso will drip, allowing the espresso to mix with the sugar as it is brewed. Some people believe that this results in a smooth, sweet espresso. A method commonly used to prepare a café cubano is to initially add only the first few drops of espresso to the sugar and mix vigorously. This results in a creamy, light brown paste. The remaining espresso is then added to this paste and mixed, creating a light brown foam layer, espumita, atop the coffee. A proper cafecito can be made using either an espresso machine or an Italian moka pot, macchinetta.”
Going south? Along with all the rest of the magic to be found in Miami, have yourself a Cuban cuppa jo.