But for a non-Spaniard, it might take some time to get used to the ritual of ordering it.
You should know that Spanish coffee is roasted and blended in a very unique way. It is not only a drink, actually, but it’s a way to relax and celebrate life. People would have un cafe to escape from their daily problems and have a conversation with others.
As I said, there are many ways to serve a coffee. And I will walk you through them, don’t worry!
Café Solo – espresso
Café Doble – double espresso
Café con Leche – coffee with milk, usually half and half proportionally, but it depends on the region
Café Cortado – espresso with a dash of milk
Café con Hielo – espresso with ice –> the best choice for summer coffee time
Carajillo – espresso with a drop of brandy, whiskey, or rum
Trifásico – Carajillo with a bit of milk, a Catalan specialty
Café Bombón – Café Solo with condensed sweet milk
Café Manchado – a glass of milk flavored with a bit of coffee
Café Americano – large black coffee or – Café Solo with more water addedMy favorite?
A no-frills black coffee with hot milk (vegan) served in a beer glass. Why is a beer glass? Well, why not? That is one of the Spanish traditions that I love!