Coffee Talk

How I chose a winner:

I entered all the names of the commentors (commentators? except for those names that were entered more than once and you know who you are, in which case I only entered the name once to keep it fair...) into a list at and hit the Randomize command.

The winner of the got milk? kit is:

Tamara said...

Being mexican, i also remember the delicious café con leche. It was always made for me by my abuelita [mom wasn't so keen on her kids having caffeine in the afternoon!]. It was also fairly sweet and frothy. I've since migrated to just plain black coffee in the mornings but sometimes i will have a cafecito con leche as a comfort drink ;)

By the way, great blog. Nunca me lo pierdo!


Thanks and congratulations, Tamara!  Please shoot me an email with the subject line:

HI MARTA! I WON STUFF ON YOUR BLOG! so that I don't accidentally ignore or delete it (It happens. Shut up.) and I can quickly send you your goodies.

And thanks so much to all of you for sharing your awesome cafe-con-leche stories. I swear, I can't tell you how much I enjoy getting to know you in this way.

As a consolation prize here's a recipe for a Tres Leches Iced Latte that is out-of-this-world:

Tres Leches Iced Latte*

  • 6-8 oz. whole milk
  • 1 oz. of condensed milk (condensed milk, people!! The nectar of the gods! In fact, I think my love for condensed milk requires a whole separate post, but that's not important right now...)
  • 2 oz. strong, brewed coffee or espresso
  • 1 stick of cinnamon
  • 1 pinch of ground cinnamon
  • ice cubes

1) Mix the condensed milk with the coffee. Stir with the cinnamon stick and mix well.
2) Add the milk.
3) Pour over ice.

The boy loved it. (Actually, I think he'll drink anything Mami makes for him and serves in this mug, but that's not important right now, either.) =D
Adam & tres leches latte
Of course, if you just want to know how to brew authentic Cuban coffee, go here.

*H/T got milk?/toma leche? in collaboration with Master Roaster Rafael Aguiar