Cafe Con Leche: Kickstart Your Day With A Soothing Cup Of This Spanish Coffee

Cafe con leche is an aromatic hot coffee beverage that is common throughout Spain and Latin America. In fact, this Spanish coffee has leveled up to being one of the most popular drinks worldwide. Cafe con leche is a Spanish term used to describe a coffee with milk. Just as the name suggests, cafe con leche originated from Spain back in the old days. No one knows when and where exactly it came into existence. So it remains unclear as to who invented this drink. However, after gaining popularity in Spain during the initial stage of development, it spread rapidly to neighboring countries. At present, it is widely known for its rich taste, strong aroma and heavenly flavours. The drink is brewed with a shot of strong espresso and scalded milk that are amalgamated together in approximately equal parts. The amount of milk and boiled is slightly distinct in cafe con leche unlike other Spanish coffees. It is also considered as a traditional breakfast drink in many countries which is paired with a plate of buttery toast. The drink is supposed to be heavier and more filling for the tummy than other coffee drinks due to the ratio of milk. In this nippy weather, we can’t think of a better way to warm ourselves up than with a piping hot cup of coffee. So would you like to try this drink? Here are the steps for brewing this aromatic coffee within the comfort of your home.


  • Coffee beans as per requirement
  • Half a cup of water
  • Half a cup of milk
  • Sugar as per taste

Steps in the making-

  • Brew a shot of espresso using coffee beans and water.
  • Meanwhile, boil the milk for a few minutes until it turns very hot.  Do add sugar at this step while the milk is being heated.
  • Pour the warm milk over the freshly brewed espresso.
  • Mix and stir it well with a spoon.
  • Your drink is finally ready to serve and relish