Enjoy the taste of Tenerife – Discover the Barraquito

Enjoy the taste of Tenerife: discover the speciality coffee Barraquito


Origin of the barraquito

The Barraquito is a unique coffee specialty that is closely associated with the beautiful Canary Island of Tenerife. This delicious creation has its origins in the cozy cafés and bars of the island, where it has become an integral part of the local coffee culture.

The composition of the barraquito

Barraquito is an aromatic coffee that is served in a special glass and consists of different layers. The main ingredients include espresso, sweetened condensed milk, Licor 43 (a Spanish liqueur), lemon zest and cinnamon. This unique combination of sweet, spicy and citrusy aromas gives the Barraquito its characteristic taste.


Barraquito Kaffee Teneriffa
The Barraquito: a delicious traditional coffee from Tenerife with a hint of citrus

Different variations of this special coffee taste

Although the basic composition of the barraquito usually remains the same, there are different variations that can vary depending on personal preferences and individual recipes. For example, some cafés add other ingredients such as cream or syrup to give the drink an extra flavor. It is usually served with liqueur, but is also available non-alcoholic as Barraquito Virgen.

If you’ve already tried the barraquito in a bar or café, you might want to make it yourself in your Villa Castillo Moro vacation home. A simple recipe for barraquito to try out:


1 espresso
1-2 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
1 shot of Licor 43 or Tia Maria
30 ml frothed warm milk
Lemon or lime zest
Cinnamon powder


  • Carefully pour the sweetened condensed milk into a heat-resistant glass.
  • Prepare an espresso and pour it over the condensed milk to form a layer.
  • Add a dash of Licor 43 or, alternatively, Tia Maria liqueur to give the drink its characteristic flavour.
  • Then carefully pour the milk foam over the top.
  • Garnish the barraquito with lemon or lime zest and a pinch of cinnamon powder.
  • Stir the drink gently before enjoying to blend all the flavours and enjoy the delicious taste of the barraquito.

Experience the taste of Tenerife with Barraquito

Why not try this delicious coffee specialty on your next visit to Tenerife and let yourself be inspired by the fascinating world of Canarian coffee culture. Indulge yourself with the unmistakable taste and unique aroma of the barraquito in a beautiful bar or let yourself be enchanted by this traditional drink in the Villa Castillo Moro with a great view of the sea.

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