A barraquito - fancy coffee on La Palma
A barraquito - fancy coffee on La Palma

A barraquito is something between coffee and dessert.

It takes a while to prepare one, and there are lots of variations. This is how the kiosk in San José makes them.

First, a good layer of condensed milk followed by a sizable glug or “43” liqueur or brandy. Then coffee from the expresso machine followed by hot milk, and froth. Finally, the barraquito is topped off with a sprinkle of cinnamon, two coffee beans, and a sliver of lemon peel.


Posted by sheila

Sheila came to La Palma with a six month contract and has stayed 24 years so far. She used to work as a software engineer at the observatory, but now she's a writer and Starlight guide.

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