How to Make Fancy Cuban Coffee Without Pricey Equipment

Making Cuban coffee at home

Are you an ardent coffee lover? Who can resist starting the day off with an invigorating sip of a flavorful cup of café cubano? Well! You can’t claim to be one if you still buy your coffee from a café.

Headed to the nearest ventanita to grab your cafecito? Wait a second, how about we let you in on the secret to making a fancy cafecito at home. Don’t worry; you won’t need an expensive espresso machine.

Yes! You heard it right, fancy Cuban coffee without any pricey equipment.

The Classic Moka Pot

The Moka pot is the classic and also cheapest way to prepare a remarkable café cubano at home that has that same robust taste, unique foamy espuma, and distinctive sweetly bitter aroma; everything exactly the same, but with a touch of originality.     

The Moka pot is a phenomenal stainless-steel pot, which usually comes in attractive colors that make it look fancy. It uses hot water and steam to brew ground coffee with seamless class and utmost perfection.

Want to save a few bucks? Then you might like to know that you can find instant ground Cuban coffee at your nearest supermarket.

Brace yourself! Now, we will reveal our magic recipe.

Step by Step EASY-TO-FOLLOW Instructions

Step 1

Fill the bottom chamber of the Moka pot with water up to the safety mark just below the valve.

Step 2

Place the filter on to the bottom chamber, which has been filled with water. Now spoon the ground coffee and fill it properly until it reaches the top. Then level it off with your finger.

Step 3

Screw the bottom and top chambers together, ensuring that they are firmly attached to one other.

Step 4

Now, place the Moka pot on the stove over medium heat. Leave the lid of the Moka pot slightly ajar so that you can see the first few drops of coffee brewing. Don’t heat it up too quickly, as it will kill the robust flavor of your Cuban coffee.

Step 5

In the meantime, put a teaspoon of sugar into your tacita, the tiny cup traditionally used for serving Cuban coffee.

Now pour the first few drops of coffee from the Moka pot into the cup and blend the sugar vigorously with a spoon. Make sure to blend it properly, as this will ensure that the signature creamy espuma forms.

Step 6

Leave the Moka pot on the stove and allow the water to come to a boil. As the water boils, the steam will push the ground coffee upwards, brewing them through a small hole in the upper chamber.

Step 7

After it has been boiling for a few minutes, your coffee should be ready. You can now pour the coffee from the Moka pot into your tacita with your prepared thick, foamy espuma.

Step 8

Mix and pour in the remaining coffee. And voila! Your fancy Cuban coffee is ready to be served.

Just a reminder, keep the lid of the Moka pot slightly ajar so that you can catch those first few strongest drops of brewed coffee to make your creamy espuma.

People argue that it is the peculiar brew, the creamy espuma, the mesmerizing aroma, or this ideal blend of everything that hooks the drinker. Whatever it is, each sip is going to lure you in even more. That is how powerful Cuban coffee is.

Now you can enjoy your daily café cubano without spending extra money. Invite your coffee-loving friends over and impress them with your new skills!


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