Colada is one of those coffee drinks that once tasted you’re simply addicted. Colada is traditional Cuban espresso that is a staple in many Cuban homes. One of the main differences between Colada and standard espresso or Turkish coffee is that it’s sweet, due to sugar being used in the process. It’s also widely believed to pack a much bigger caffeine punch than any other espresso shot.
If you’d like to try making some Colada, and we highly recommend that you do, follow these simple brewing instructions:
- Cuban brand coffee. Some recommended brands are: Bustelo, Black Pearl, Cafe Caribe, or Mayorga.
- Espresso machine
- 1 mixing container
1. Tamp your Cuban coffee firmly into the espresso filter
2. Pour desired amount of water into espresso machine and start brewing. *For optimal espresso brewing technique click here*
3. While espresso is brewing, place approximately 3 tbs of sugar per ounce of espresso that you are brewing into 1 mixing container.
4. Once espresso has brewed, pour a tiny amount of espresso into the mixing container containing the sugar. You really just want enough to wet the sugar entirely. Stir vigorously until it resembles a thick cream.
5. Now pour remainder of espresso into mixing container and stir very well. Once it is stirred enough, you will see a visible foam on the top of the Colada.
6. Enjoy! You can also add a little bit of cream, if desired, to your Colada.