Caffè Carracci - Caffè espresso Made in Italy

More courageous with the carajillo

The carajillo is a kind of coffee with alcohol widespread in Spanish-speaking countries. It is obtained by adding to coffee brandy, whiskey, rum or cognac and is served in little heat resistant glasses.

You can also add to the drink coffee beans and lemon peel: these latter ingredients can be heated along with the liquor, which can be separated from the espresso at the time of serving.

It is said that the birth of carajillo dates back to the Spanish occupation of Cuba. The Spanish conquerors would have mixed rum and coffee to give themselves courage (the Spanish word for “courage” is coraje, from which derives corajillo and then carajillo).

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