What is Barraquito?

Are you looking to sit down for a coffee after a long day of exploring Tenerife? Then we advise you to order a barraquito – the best local coffee in Tenerife, also known as “Zaperoco”. Barraquito is a multi-layered coffee and consists of espresso, frothed milk, condensed milk and a touch of Licor 43 which is Spain’s number 1 liqueur. You can order the barraquito in almost every restaurant in Tenerife and it’s often served as a dessert after a meal. If you want to know how to make barraquito at home, check out the barraquito recipe below.

Barraquito Recipe

To make the perfect barraquito, you need:
• 1 cup of espresso
• ~1 tbsp. condensed milk
• Licor 43 or Tia María
• Frothed milk
• Lemon zest
• Milled cinnamon

How to prepare the barraquito?

First, pour the condensed milk on the bottom of a glass, add the Licor 43 and then the espresso and in the end, gently add the frothy milk on top of the coffee. This is the correct order to achieve all 5 layers. The final step is to decorate the coffee with some lemon zest and a bit of cinnamon. You can always adapt the recipe to your own taste! Enjoy!

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  1. I always order this, after dinner when I am in Tenerife really delicious! hopefully I can enjoy it again in December. The Baraquitos in Tenerife taste the best!


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