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Cafecito (Cuban Coffee)

Cafecito, also known as Cuban coffee, is a simple espresso drink that any at-home barista can make. This recipe requires just three ingredients, and Café Bustelo® Ground Espresso Coffee is the star of the show. Vigorously mix a portion of the brewed espresso with sugar until it forms a paste, then pour the remaining espresso over the top. Stir and enjoy!
Prep Time 8 min
Cook Time 7 Min
Servings 4
Difficulty N/A



  • Step 1

    FILL stove-top or electric moka pot according to manufacturer's instructions using water and coffee. Reassemble moka pot. Begin to brew over medium heat.

  • Step 2

    PLACE sugar in 2-cup liquid measuring cup or metal pitcher. As soon as espresso begins to brew, pour about 1/2 tablespoon espresso over the sugar. Return moka pot to the heat to finish brewing. (Remove from heat as soon as brewing is complete.)

  • Step 3

    BEAT sugar and espresso with small spoon until mixture turns into a creamy, pale beige paste and most of the sugar is dissolved, about 1 to 2 minutes.

  • Step 4

    POUR brewed espresso gently over the creamed sugar. Stir gently. A thin layer of sugar foam should float on top. Pour into espresso cups. Serve immediately.

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