Cubans like their coffee short and sweet.
It’s called cafe Cubano, that shot of coffee covered with a rich layer of crema, created when beating in sugar renders the liquid smooth and syrupy. And yes, it packs a punch. A shy, young girl on our culinary tour had a headache, but after a couple of shots from the local ventanita on Calle Ocho (Little Havana’s “Main Street”), she was fluttering like a social butterfly. Coffee does that to you. Or maybe Little Havana was rubbing off on her. All I know is that I’d like to return for an empanada.