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. – 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 added
My favorite? A no-frills black coffee with hot milk (vegan) served in a beer glass. Why in a beer glass? And why not? That is one of the Spanish traditions that I love!