Café con leche

Café con leche (Spanish: "coffee with milk") is a Spanish coffee beverage consisting of strong and bold coffee (usually espresso) mixed with scalded milk in approximately a 1:1 ratio. The amount of milk can be higher in café con leche en vaso or café con leche de desayuno. [1] Sugar or sweetener is added according to taste. It is similar to the Italian caffè latte (latte) and the French café au lait, but is closest to the latte.

Café con leche
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Café con leche from Lugo, Spain
Alternative namesCafebar
CourseBeverage
Place of originSpain
Serving temperatureHot
Main ingredientsCoffee, milk
VariationsCafé au lait, caffè e latte
Food energy
(per serving)
103 kcal (431 kJ)

Café con leche is extremely common in Spain, Latin America and other Hispanic communities around the world. In the Cuban bastions of Tampa and Miami (Florida, US), for example, café con leche is a local breakfast staple.[2]

Cafe con leche is huge in heavily concentrated Cuban areas of Miami. Cafe con Leche is a way of life in hispanic households, and it is very common to sit around the table at family gatherings to drink and enjoy. It is very common at Cuban restaurants to have a walk up window or "ventanitas" to order cafecito, or Cafe con Leche.

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