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Cortadito recipe

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This simple recipe is made using an espresso machine. But, as I said before, if you don’t have one, you can make strong coffee with a Moka pot. Or even an AeroPress. Using a Moka pot is preferable if you want to make cortaditos for a crowd. In this case, you would whip the sugar/coffee mix for all cups at once and portion it out for serving.


  • 2 shots of espresso
  • 2 teaspoons of sugar
  • Steamed milk
  • Serving cup
  • Spoon or small whisk


  1. Add the sugar to the serving cup and set it aside
  2. Pull your double shot of espresso
  3. Pour a small amount of coffee into the sugar and whip until light and fluffy
  4. Add the remaining coffee to the cup and stir to combine
  5. Top with an equal amount of steamed milk


Top tip: When creating espuma, add just enough coffee to wet the sugar. It will be a thick, grainy paste at first, but once the sugar dissolves, it will become looser.