Old Fashioned Puerto Rican Coffee

Puerto Ricans are heavy coffee drinkers and Puerto Rican coffee is among the best in the world..islanders like their coffee real strong, some drink it black, others as café-con-leche.

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4 cups water

4 heaping tablespoons espresso coffee

warmed milk



  • Boil approximately 4 cups of water in a small saucepan.
  • Let water come to a boil.
  • Quickly pour in 4 heaping tablespoons of espresso style coffee (either fresh ground or prepackaged item like Bustelo - but it must be good espresso coffee - this makes a difference)
  • Let it come to a boiling rise again.
  • Remove pot from stove immediately.
  • Pour into a "colador" (looks like a white sock on a wooden handle - see picture above) that is held over a serving coffee pot. 
  • Pour warmed milk and sugar to mug to taste.
  • Add coffee to taste.