If you’re a coffee lover, you’re in luck because as you already know there's no shortage of tasty and unique coffees from around the world to discover. From Thailand to Turkey, and Vietnam to Sweden, there are SO many interesting options to try. One such gem is the Spanish Latte, a velvety and rich coffee concoction with an intriguing history.
Read on as we explore the origins of this delectable beverage, learn how it’s made, and discover its surprising likeness to our beloved cà phê sữa đá.
The History of Spanish Latte
How to Make a Spanish Latte
Preparing a Spanish Latte is a pretty straightforward yet artful combination of two main ingredients – espresso and condensed milk. To make this luscious drink, you start by brewing a strong shot of espresso using finely ground coffee beans (traditionally arabica beans are used, but we prefer robusta beans) and then condensed milk is poured over the espresso. The result is a beautiful layered coffee that kinda looks like a reversed Vietnamese iced coffee. Some variations include a dash of cinnamon or cocoa powder sprinkled on top, for extra flavor.
The intense, smooth flavor of the espresso complements the sweet, caramel-like notes of the condensed milk, creating a delicious balance of flavors.
Spanish Latte vs Vietnamese Iced Coffee
- Cultural Significance: Both coffees have an important cultural significance in their respective countries. In Spain, the Spanish Latte reflects the rich coffee heritage of the nation; the Spanish famously carried coffee plants and seeds to other countries in Central and South America, which have now become coffee growing hubs. Vietnam also has a rich history with coffee which is reflected in the country's vibrant coffee culture.
With its long history and simple preparation, the Spanish Latte is definitely a must-try for coffee lovers looking to try something new. As you sip on this delicious drink, you’ll love how similar it tastes to a Vietnamese iced coffee, and this is one of the many reasons we love coffee, it has the ability to bridge the gap between different cultures and countries. From Barcelona to Saigon, coffee connects us all.
So, the next time you want a caffeine boost, instead of a boring old cappuccino, try a Spanish Latte or snag SANG Vietnamese coffee for a unique and delicious coffee experience.