It is said that Spanish coffee has a very important characteristic: it accentuates and brings out the flavours of other ingredients used in cooking. This is why we decided to create our own, original recipe – so tasty it’s even better than you can imagine!
We will also let you in on another secret: the addition of milk makes every taste bud stand at attention. The main ingredient for our Spanish Coffee isn’t just chocolate but actually caffeine which stimulates all your senses and keeps you awake during long drives or party nights! It’s not just delicious, but full of energy as well. We strongly recommend this drink to drivers who often have to stay up late at night or those whose profession demands a lot from them. It isn’t just a tasty, caffeine-packed drink, but also an energy source that will keep you and your Volkswagen high on the road.
Spanish coffee is made by slowly dissolving sugar in water with the help of a hot iron placed directly above an alcohol burner (traditionally, butane torch). The ingredients we recommend you try at home include 80 ml (2.7 fl oz) of rum or cognac as well as 200ml (6.8 fl oz) of milk and 100g (3.5oz) of brown chocolate with 70% cocoa content which should be grated into small chunks using a cheese grater. Pour the rum/cognac and milk into a double boiler and heat them until their surface temperature reaches 80 degrees Celsius (175 degrees Fahrenheit). Add the chocolate and continue stirring until it has melted. Now it’s time to prepare the coffee.
Brew a strong cup of espresso or French press coffee and add it to your serving glass. Next, slowly pour in the chocolate mixture until the glass is full. Gently stir the drink and enjoy! If you’re looking for a real taste explosion, we recommend sprinkling some freshly ground cinnamon on top before drinking up. Bon appétit!
Where can we find the best Spanish coffee?
You’ll be able to find some of the best Spanish coffee around Barcelona, where the drink is said to have originated. However, with a little searching, you should be able to track some down in most larger cities. The key is to find a café that takes pride in its coffee-making skills and roast its beans on-site. We recommend trying a few different places before settling on your favourite spot. And if you’re feeling adventurous, why not try making it yourself? It’s really not as difficult as it sounds!
What are the health benefits of Spanish coffee?
Perhaps surprisingly, Spanish Coffee can actually have health benefits – if prepared correctly. Milk is rich in calcium and protein, two important components of a balanced diet. It also contains vitamin B2 which helps your body to absorb iron more efficiently. Chocolate on the other hand is a great source of antioxidants that help you fight off free radicals that cause cancer and heart disease. So far it sounds like just about everything you’ve ever wanted from a drink, right? In any case, we suggest enjoying our recipe without sugar or cinnamon at first to let the chocolate flavour come through unhindered! If you’re looking for an additional energy boost though we recommend adding some sweetener and ground cinnamon before drinking up.