Traditional and Popular Coffee in Argentina
It is a typical Argentine habit to stop whatever you’re doing during the day to go for a coffee with friends and family, or sometimes even just alone. Taking a sip of Argentina’s best coffees is always a great break from the day to day things and a favourite part of my day. If you ever find yourself in Argentina, don’t miss the opportunity to try some of the country’s most popular and traditional coffee styles.
Cafe Sólo: Simply black coffee, in Italy it is the equivalent of what they call Ristretto.
Cortado: it is a black coffee with milk. In proportions it is equal to ¾ of coffee and ¼ of milk.
Lagrima: "Lagrima" is made only with a minimum amount of coffee, it is just a drop that changes the color of the milk. The tear is known as latte macchiato in other countries.
Café conleche: This is an Argentine classic that is served not only in coffee shops but in every home in the country. It is simply half coffee, half milk.
Cappuccino: It is as its name indicates, an Italian-style coffee, made with coffee, milk, cinnamon to flavor, and grated chocolate. Delicious for cold evenings.
Americano: In this case, reference is made to a coffee that is lighter than black coffee and of a larger size. It is usually served in a kind of jug.
Irlandés: This coffee contains coffee, cinnamon, grated chocolate, cream and a measure of whiskey. It is served in a glass cup and you can add sugar. It is especially suited to winter evenings.