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Café con Leche


No morning in a Cuban household is complete without a café con leche.

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Literally translated as “coffee with milk,” this is sweetened espresso with warm milk. Follow this simple recipe at home.

Recipe Type: Side Dish
Author: Don Francisco’s® Coffee
Makes 2 servings


  • 16 ounces whole milk
  • 4 ounces freshly brewed espresso
  • 4 rounded teaspoons white cane sugar


  1. Warm milk in a pan on the stovetop. Remove from heat before boiling.
  2. Add espresso and sugar.
  3. Mix well and serve in warm ceramic mugs.

Don Francisco’s Coffee is named after our grandfather. Born on the family coffee farm in Cuba, he learned the art of growing and roasting coffee. He passed on this family tradition to his four children— Paco, Pedro, Jose and Leonor—who continue to lead the company their father started over 50 years ago in the U.S. This craftsmanship, handed down through generations, is what sets Don Francisco’s family crafted coffee apart. To learn more about Don Francisco’s Coffee, visit

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