Cuban Cafe Con Leche & Toastada Cubana (Cuban Coffee & Milk & Cuban Toast)

Juliann Esquivel


There is nothing like a hot mug of frothy Cafe con Leche. This is the traditional breakfast coffee that is drunk by all most all Cuban families. Not to be ignored is the traditional Toastada Cubana. (Cuban toast) Fragarant Cuban bread spilt and butterd inside and on the outside then put in a sandwich press to toast for about three minutes. Resutls crispy buttery outside and tender, moist and buttery inside. I love to dunk my toast in my coffee. It's truly delicious. A great way to start the day. Enjoy

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2 or 3


5 Min


10 Min


Stove Top


1 1/2 oz
expresso coffee bustelo or pillon or llave are all very good brands
1 c
cold water about a tad less. what ever your expresso maker calls for
2 tsp
sugar per cup or mug or to suit your taste
20 oz
hot whole milk or 2% or what ever suits your taste.
1 pinch
(tiny pinch of salt just a few grains) added to the hot milk
~~~~ cuban toast~~~~
1 large
loaf of cuban bread cu into thirds , then each cut horizontally in half
3 Tbsp
soft butter or a little more

Directions Step-By-Step

If you have an Expresso coffee maker follow the instructions and make about a half cup of expresso coffee or as it is sometimes called demi-tas coffee. I have also purchased an on the burner expresso coffee maker. Looks like a little coffee pot. They are relatively inexpensive about $8.00 or $10.00. The smaller ones will make 2 demi-tas cups of expresso coffee and the larger will make 4/6 demi-tas cups of expresso. Can be purchased at any Latin food store or grocery also can be purchased in any Italian grocery store.
After you have made your expresso coffee set aside do not add any sugar, Heat your milk to the point of almost steaming do not boil. Add the few grain of salt stir with a spoon and add all of your expresso coffee. Stir well and then add your sugar about 4 tablespoons. Stir again and taste to see if it is sweet enough for you. Some people don't like it to sweet and other's like it sweet. That's up to your taste. Can be drunk as is or accompanied with hot Cuban toast; or a full breakfast. Enjoy
Cuban Toast: Split a large loaf of Cuban bread or French or Italian bread horizontally and butter each side. Then close the halfs and butter the outside on both sides. Put into a hot sandwich press, or a George Foreman grill as I do or a panini press, or a hot griddle with a heavy weight to press on top of the toast, such as a cast iron pan. toast about 1 1/2 minutes on each side. When crispy and golden on both sides remove to a dish and cut diagonally. Serve with your hot Cafe con Leche. Delicious; Enjoy

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Coffee/Tea/Beverage
Regional Style: Cuban
Other Tag: Quick & Easy