Spanish Word of the Day
Saturday May 23, 2015

café, noun:
coffee, café

How do you like your coffee? If you go into a bar or restaurant in Latin America or Spain, you will find a variety of ways of serving coffee. If you like it very milky, go for un café con leche (a coffee with milk), made using a little strong coffee and a lot of hot milk. For a large black coffee that’s not very strong, order un café americano. But if you like your black coffee strong, order un café solo (a black coffee). In Columbia this would be called un café tinto, or un café cerrero (meaning bitter) if it’s even stronger. Another alternative is un cortado, which is a small cup of coffee with only a little milk.

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