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Cafe con Leche Recipe

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Armand & Virginia Govin: CAFE CON LECHE

 

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
The Rivers Family
Added: Monday, October 1, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 cups whole or 2% milk
1 1/2 cups of gnd. cuban espresso roast coffee
8 cups of water (spring is best)
sugar to taste

Directions:
Directions:
Brew 8 cups of water with coffee in a drip coffee maker, it will look very thick but thats fine. in a small saucepan, boil the milk on med-high until lightly scalded and forming a skin on top. pour 1/2 cup of milk into a mug and add the strong coffee to a caramel color. Add sugar to your taste for the original Cafe con Leche. For a fancy Coffee Shop touch, froth your milk with the sugar added first using a small wisk before adding the coffee to your color taste,Cafe Madrid style.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
10min
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
My grandfather, Armand Govin, used to watch over me in my playpen near to his workshop behind his home in Tampa Heights. All day long he could be heard pounding away with his wooden mallet at the type frames he used to make rubber stamps for his business, GOVINS. Hence, his familiar to us grandkids forever more was Bop Bop, like the sound of his mallet. He liked his Cuban Cafe con Leche made dark and strong and with a green cuban cigar; morning, noon and nite, it was his beverage of choice at work or home. The familiar smells of strong cuban coffee and cigars still brings back fond memories of the house and shop on N. Florida Ave and our Bop Bop!

 

 

 

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