How the art of making Cuban coffee is done. A dear friend of mine showed me this way years ago. We lost him in the late 90's to a car accident that was his fault. I love and miss him dearly. Jose and I worked side by side in a auto repair shop in Miami. We had a hot plate between our stalls on his work bench. We would make it together... he would start it and i would finish or I would start and he would finish. Every time I make Cuban coffee I think of him. Salute! Jose... may you rest in peace.

Step 1: How to make cafe-con-leche (Cuban Coffee and Steamed Milk)

The basics for Cuban coffee. Cafe Bustelo or Cafe Pilon coffee. Sugar. A stove top espresso maker. A Pyrex or similar 2 cup measuring cup. This type of espresso is world renown espresso coffee. It use to be roasted in Cuba many years ago but now is roasted in Miami. http://www.javacabana.com/ check out the "about us" link for some History about Cuban Coffee Roasting. ;-)
As soon as I pour the espresso into the "sugar paste" it rapidly dissolves and does not create any espuma? Any suggestions?
<p>The coffee needs to be fresh off the burner hot. You have to stir the paste with fresh hot coffee right away. It should foam after you have stirred enough to get the paste dissolved. Only other things to consider... is the paste the correct consistency? and are you in a high altitude ? Timing is everything... off the burner into the paste then stir until dissolved. </p>
I will surprise my husband with a cup of this coffee tomorrow morning.
Represent! I've lived in Miami all my life. Good Instructable! I follow those same basic rules (I even have the same percolator), but instead of nuking the milk, I use a pot to heat it up and froth it with <a href="http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/10076320/" rel="nofollow">THIS</a>. I was also a Barista at Starbucks. Let's grab a coffee sometime :)
Why is it that I follow the steps and it don't taste the same like the Miami caf&eacute; con leche :(
<p>Bustelo coffee, and 10 tsp of sugar (1/3) cup. Just have to time it right to get the foam just right. Adjust for altitude if you live near mountains. Do not wash your percolator with soap just use water. The aluminum is porous and will leave the taste of the soap. Whole or 2% milk works for me. Can not think of anything else that would effect taste. </p>
Cafe Pilon, Sabroso hasta el ultimo buchito! Ok, I can't find my little expresso maker. I'm cuban and I love my coffee but I need to buy a new one. Just wanted to say thanks for reminding me of the great taste of cuban coffee. I hope others will enjoy your tribute to cuban coffee. :) <br>

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