if you haven't noticed, i love coffee. and in my area of the country, we drink cuban style coffee. it's basically like the regular espresso but with Latin flavor. or like i would say, it's the cheaper version of making an espresso without the expensive machinery. here goes...
|what you'll need: espresso maker. metal cup. small spoon. esspresso coffee (if you can, find Pilon or Bustelo in your area, that's the best choice!)|
|fill the water cup to the maximum allowed.|
|pour it into the machine (basic stuff, right?)|
|take some coffee and put it in the filter cup holder (that thing above) and pack it down with the little spoon. how much depends on how dark you like it. i usually just fill it to the top and add a little more to pack a bit tight. not too much.|
|while the coffee brews, take the metal cup and put in two spoonfuls of sugar.|
|here's the tricky part. be sure to pay attention to the coffee and make sure to catch the first drip of coffee with your metal spoon. then put it in the metal cup, over the sugar. don't use too much. enough to help you make a paste out of the sugar.|
|using your metal spoon, stir the sugar until it becomes pasty.|
|sort of like this. note: this is a work out, your arm may hurt. just kidding.|
|this is how it should look. you are almost there. note: if you accidentally over did it with the coffee and it's liquid-y, add more sugar to balance it out. and before you do the next step, discard some of the paste, or your coffee will be too sweet.|
|when the coffee is all done, pour it into your metal cup. stir it a little.|
|pour it into a cute little espresso cup (presentation is everything so go get a cute espresso set)|
alright, you are set. and now you wont have to visit Miami for a nice taste of Cuban coffee.if you try it please let me know how it goes. I will tell you this, coffee draws people, and they always come back for more, so use with caution. have a good day!