Coffee in Spain
Ordering coffee in Spain can be quite confusing if you are not used to the local terminology. Can’t tell the difference between cafe manchado, cafe solo, bombon etc_ Then take a look at our guide : How to order coffee in Spain.
Cafe con Leche
Cafe con Leche is made of half a cup of black coffee – half a cup of hot milk.
- If you want cold milk to be added ask for ” cafe con leche fria“
- If you want more coffee than milk ask for “cafe con leche corto de leche“
- If you want more milk than coffee ask for “cafe con leche corto de cafe“
Americano is a Cafe Solo with added hot water. It is much smaller than the English version of an Americano though. If you want to add water yourself ask your waiter for some ” agua caliente aparte“.
The Special Orders
A Cortado is 2/3 coffee and 1/3 milk and is very popular in Spain.
Cafe Bombon is 2/3 coffee – 1/3 condensed milk so quite sweet ! Usually served in a small glass.
Cafe con Hielo
A coffee served in a glass with ice
Very popular in the summer
Descafeinado simply means Decaff.
There are two options in Spain :
- Descafeinado de maquina which means made from the coffee machine
- Descafeinado de sobre : This is instant decaff coffee ( very popular with older generations)
A Cafe Solo with a touch of Brandy, Whiskey, Bailey etc
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