Café con Leche


A Café con Leche is a Spanish variation of the Italian Caffé Latte. “Leche” means milk in Spanish and this drink has a 2 to 1 ratio of milk to espresso. Sugar is usually included in Café con Leches. In Spain, this drink is typically served at breakfast. Espresso can be substituted for another strong coffee such as French press.



  • 2 to 3 ounces (approximately 1/3 cup) of espresso or strong coffee
  • 2/3 cup milk (will want approximately a 2 to 1 ratio of milk to coffee.
  • Sugar (add to taste)
  • Ground Cinnamon for decoration (optional)




  1. Brew espresso, French press, or a strong drip coffee.
  2. Scald Milk or warm in a milk warmer.
  3. Put coffee into a bug or cup. Add hot milk to the cup at a 2 to 1 ratio.
  4. Sweeten to taste. Garnish with a dash of cinnamon, if desired.

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