Got café con leche?
Growing up in a Cuban household means drinking coffee. A lot of coffee. And it means learning how to make coffee at an early age.
For most of us Cuban kids our first words were, “Mami. Papi. Café.”
We’re not just talking about any coffee here. We’re talking super-sweet and tasty espresso. In fact, recalling my early childhood, I think Cuban parents added coffee and sugar to our milk just to get us kids to drink it every day. It totally worked. =D
One of the biggest cultural shocks when we landed on American soil was finding out that American kids did not drink espresso in their milk for breakfast. (I felt sorry for them. I know. Shut up.)
Café con Leche. Warm milk with espresso. That was our breakfast of choice. With hot, buttered (technically grilled!) Cuban bread. Let’s just have a holy moment of silence here… Ay, Dios mio.
Could there be a better way to start the day??
(This post was featured in a different form on MBFCF.)