Buying a cup of espresso is a challenge, have tried a lot of places but this one everyone claims to be the best so I had to try it, the line is always out the door and after living in Portland, Oregon for 5 years, and drinking Stumptown espresso, actually macchiato since their espresso is way too thick, dark and bitter I did not believe the gossip, that this place Abraco Espresso might be more beloved. Well I ordered a cortado, our favorite coffee drink we had in Spain and really liked it. The beans are urban counterculture, not their own but they said soon they might use their own. They are located on East 7th street, just on the West side of First Av.
About Cortado Coffee
A cortado is an espresso “cut” (from the Spanish and Portuguese cortar) with a small amount of warm milk to reduce the acidity. The ratio of milk is between 1:1 – 1:2, and the milk is added after the espresso. The steamed milk hasn’t much foam, but many baristas make some micro foam to make latte art. It is popular in both Spain and Portugal, as well as throughout Latin America, where it is drunk in the afternoon. In Cuba, it is known as a cortadito, and in Catalan it’s called a tallat. It’s usually served in a special glass, often with a metal ring base and a metal wire handle. There are several variations, including cortado condensada (espresso with condensed milk) and leche y leche (with condensed milk and cream on top).
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