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Cafe Con Leche Recipe

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Spanish
Keyword: cafe con leche
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 299kcal
Author: EspressoCoffeeGuide.com
Unlike a Latte that is made with espresso and foamed milk, Café con leche is a coffee beverage consisting of strong or bold coffee, not necessarily a shot of espresso in a 1:1 ratio.
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  • 2 cups Water boiling
  • cup Coffee freshly ground
  • 2 cups Whole milk
  • Sugar to taste


  • Place fresh ground coffee in the french press
  • Add boiling water, stir for two minutes, sit for five minutes
  • Heat milk by stove top on moderate until almost boiling
  • Simmer milk until the coffee has brewed
  • Pour the milk over your coffee in a cup and enjoy


The coffee is made by stove top, french press or a percolator. Freshly Ground beans from a French Roast variety is desirable for its intense flavor as a milder coffee will be too light for the milk, and the coffee taste will diminish.
This recipe uses a french press; you can allow the coffee to sit longer in the boiling water if you desire a stronger flavor



Calories: 299kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 238mg | Potassium: 721mg | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 790IU | Calcium: 566mg