Do you add sugar to your espresso? - Page 4

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Capuchin Monk

#31: Post by Capuchin Monk »

Do you take sugar? One lump or two?

Not for me when good espresso is available. I want to enjoy it unaltered. I've mistakenly bought espresso roast that was very acidic. I didn't want to throw it away so I ended up finishing it (eventually) by adding little bit of sugar in each serving. I'll never buy that brand again. :roll:

As for pouring some sugar...


#32: Post by crazyascarl »

I've been making the wife (my version of a) Cortadito the past few days and she's in heaven... basically a latte version of a cuban coffee.

A Cuban coffee is usually made with a moka pot-- mix a little of the crema in with a teaspoon or two of sugar into a paste, then add in the rest of the espresso. But it can be done alright with an espresso machine as well. Some people put the sugar ontop of the grounds in the portafilter-- which is fine, but I'd prefer to avoid sugar in my machine. If you do this route- back flush often.

My understanding is the Cortadito is just a cuban with milk.