Introduction to Cuban Coffee

by / Tuesday, 28 April 2009 / Published in Miami

Miami is a great place to try Cuban-style coffee.  There are several places to order Cuban coffee right near our Miami hostel — just ask the front desk!  Here is a quick introduction to help you order different types of Cuban coffee.

Cafecito - Cuan coffee
Photo of Cuban coffee © everdred


A cafecito is espresso brewed with sugar to be very sweet.


A colada is a larger cup of cafecito that comes with little thimble-sized cups for sharing with friends.


A cortadito is Cuban espresso — brewed with sugar — and then topped with some steamed milk.

Cafe Con Leche

A cafe con leche is sweet Cuban espresso mixed with milk.  Sometimes the milk comes separately — just pour the espresso into the milk.

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