Cortaditos, Coladas and the Buzz On Cuban Coffee

Lisa Shames

Cuban coffee—whether it’s a cortadito (espresso with steamed evaporated milk), a café bon bon (espresso with sweetened condensed milk) or colada (an espresso drink meant to be shared)—came out of having to do more with less. 

It was after the Cuban Revolution in 1959 when Cuban coffee changed to what it still is today, says Daniella Senior, partner/director of operations for Colada Shop, a...