Spaniards often skip a hearty breakfast in lieu of a big cup of café con leche—coffee with steamed milk. If you’d like to prepare café con leche like a Spaniard, here are suggestions for a good cup of café:
Use Good Coffee
Use freshly ground coffee beans of a strong variety, such as French Roast. This type of roast makes dark, strong coffee. Skip the coffee that comes in a can. The grind is probably too large and the quality of the coffee beans themselves is probably not the best.