The Spanish coffee originated as a war-time drink, combining rum and coffee to give the troops courage (coraje). It's been adopted and modified for the American tastes to include a coffee liqueur and whipped cream.
Combine coffee liqueuer and rum into glass
Pour coffee into glass, stirring with a spoon
Optionally: use a spoon to top with whipped cream, maintaining separation of ingredients.
This Spanish Coffee recipe combines the best of coffee and alcohol into a pleasant after-dinner drink. The sweet liqueur and whipped cream means that typically sugar isn't needed.