I’ve had it on my do-list for several weeks now to write about Cuban coffee [or, cafe cubano]. Now that Margaret Menge has offered this flavorful piece on egullet.com, I don’t need to!
“…for coffee, find a window. Most of the real Cuban joints have windows on the sidewalk. Thereâ€™s a dark-haired girl in the window whoâ€™ll take your order. Itâ€™s like a drive-through, but different. Because the girlâ€™s in tight pants, not a uniform, and sheâ€™ll smile and maybe call you â€˜mi amorâ€™ and will take the time with your coffee. Itâ€™s not necessary that she be Cuban, and in fact, many of the Hispanics in Miami-Dade are now from Central America and South America. But itâ€™s fairly important that the owners of the place be Cuban. Because then they respect the coffee.”