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Cuban coffee maker buying advice ??

Am completely new to making coffee this way and thinking
about buying a 2-3 cup stove top model.

Is there any difference between Cuban Coffee and Espresso?

Understand that the brand of coffee is more important than
the maker. That true?

There are many on Amazon in a wide price range.

Your thoughts please?

A southeast Florida laid back beach bum and volunteer bikini assessor who lives on island time. 

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  • conchydongconchydong Pompano BeachPosts: 12,749 AG
    Unless you spend really big bucks for a commercial machine, the stove models work better IMO. You have to learn to make the espuma which requires taking a very, very small amount of the espresso once it starts percolating into the upper chamber and mixing it vigorously with the sugar in a separate container to make a smooth paste. The paste will become a light caramel color. Once this is done and you pour the remainder of the finished coffee over the sugar paste and mix, it will have a foam very much like the professional machines make.

    Cuban coffee (cafecito or a "buche" in Key West) is a form of espresso. Once you start combining it with varying amounts of milk, you will make a cortadito or a café con leche.

    That is my gringo opinion.

    “Everyone behaves badly--given the chance.”
    ― Ernest Hemingway

  • Baits OutBaits Out Posts: 12,328 AG
    THANK YOU!

    A southeast Florida laid back beach bum and volunteer bikini assessor who lives on island time. 
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