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Cubano

Cuba

The sweetest espresso

The Cubano, also known as Caffecito, is a sweet coffee beverage invented in Cuba after espresso machines where imported there from Italy. It's easy to prepare and it's really delicious!

Ingredients

  1. 14-18 g ground coffee
  2. 2 spoons cane sugar

Method

Combine the ground coffee and cane sugar in the portafilter. Make the espresso coffee. Sometimes, some milk is added.

Service

Serve in a 50 ml espresso cup

Curiosity

A Cubano coffee is sweeter than a normal coffee with sugar in the cup. It's all down to chemistry - the steam dissolves the sugar in the portafilter at a very high temperature. The sucrose molecules are split into two glucose molecules, which make the coffee much sweeter.