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Thursday, November 25, 2010

I have bought a Cafetera

Cafe Cortada Leche-Leche.
The condensed milk, which is very sweet, goes down to the bottom.
This coffee has got skimmed milk on the top and because of that it's called leche-leche.
You mix it up with a spoon before you drink it.

I have been out buying a Cafetera (stove-top espresso maker) to be able to make the right coffee to my Canarian friends.
They don't drink the coffee that we drink in Scandinavia when they think it's too wishy-washy.

He,he! One of my friends told me that he ones was invited for coffee to a German home and when nobody saw it he poured it out into the sink. He couldn't drink it!

The coffee the Canarians drink is very strong and they drink it almost like
a coffee shot mixed with condensed milk. (about 1:1)
The amount of coffee is only 1/2-1 deciliter.
It's very good, almost like a desert, and I like it.

A Cafetera could be a nice souvenir to buy when you visit our island.
But remember to buy some 'Leche Condensada' as well when it could be difficult to find in the shops in Scandinavia. If the date of the leche is good you can save it in the
refrigerator for about one year even when it's opened.
There are also leche condensada tins or cans to buy, and you can save them for a long time.
If you like to buy a typical coffee as well, buy as an example; Marcilla Mezcla, Gran Aroma.

If you like to try this coffee ask for a 'Cortada leche' in the restaurants.

My new Cafetera.
Price; 18,40 Euros.

To make the coffee, simply fill the bottom portion with cold water. Fill the metal filter area in the middle with finely ground coffee and screw the pieces together. Place the coffee pot on the stove and heat until the water boils up into the top chamber and it fills up. When you hear air spurting and the top of the pot is full of coffee, it’s ready and you can turn the burner off.



tahirih-in-tenerife said...

this one looks like the baraquito with this likur in it 43.

Susanne said...

Yes, some people like to have liqueur in it and then they get Liqueur 43 or Cointreau in it and it turns into a drink called Barraquito.
At the Cosas Ricas bar in Valdecenter they make it very beautiful and the liqueur has got it's own level in the glass.