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Cubano Espresso Shot Recipe

May 6, 2024 · Coffee · culture · espresso · recipe
Image of an espresso shot brewing - photo by Drew Beamer via Unsplash

Have you tried the Cubano espresso craze? By using a puck screen you can create a deliciously sweet shot that can be enjoyed on its own or added to your favorite milk drink!


  • 20g espresso grounds
  • 10g brown sugar

Grind your espresso beans the usual way and tamp tamp the grounds.

Next, weigh out the brown sugar and place over the ground.

Divide evenly and tamp lightly.

Brew your espresso and enjoy!

Disclaimer: make sure to backflush your machine and scrub the brewhead after making this drink!

See it made below:


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