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Carajillo (Colombian hot coffee drink)

Updated: Aug 18, 2020

We Colombians love our coffee and I find it hard to start the day without a hot cup of black coffee in the morning. Carajillo is a simple coffee-based hot drink originally from Spain, but very popular in Colombia. It is usually made with brandy or rum and served in a small shot cup. Although I don’t start my day with this sort of coffee drink it is the perfect ending to any meal!


(4 to 6 servings)

  • 3 cups of fresh brewed dark roast coffee

  • Sugar, to your taste

  • Brandy or rum to your taste


  1. Place sugar in a shallow dish. Moisten the rim of an espresso or shot cup with a dampened paper towel, then dip in sugar.

  2. Add the sugar and rum to the hot coffee. Fill the cup with Carajillo. and serve immediately.


Reference: my colombian recipes

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