Barraquito – local coffee from Tenerife

Visiting Tenerife is must do to taste local coffee drink called Barraquito. Good Barraquito you can try along with a private shore excursion, private shore tour of an excursion with a private guide in Tenerife. The thing is to avoid touristy places where cafeterias and restaurants don’t especially care about the quality.

Well made authentic Barraquito should be made in a glass with clearly visible layers and you can see it on the picture.

Later, after you’ve explored Tenerife with a private tour or excursion and tasted really good Barraquito  you can prepare your own Barraquito at home and here’s what you need:

  • 1 shot of espresso
  • 2 tablespoons condensed milk, sweet
  • 1-2 tablespoons liquor
  • hot fluffy milk
  • a little piece of lemon zest and optionally orange zest
  • pinch of cinnamon
  Pour condensed milk into a tall glass. Add liquor “43” and fill in the glass with the hot fluffy milk. Pour the shot of espresso looking out not to mix the levels. Add lemon and optionally orange zest. Sprinkle with cinnamon. That’s Barraquito 🙂