Panamanian Recipes Wiki


Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Yields: 4 servings


Start off your day with a traditional, steaming cup of cafe con leche. Rich and flavorful, cafe con leche will make those Monday mornings a bit easier to tolerate.


  • 2/3 cups freshly ground coffee
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2 cups Milk
  • Sugar (to taste)


1. Place the grounds in the bottom of your coffee press. (If you don't have a coffee press, you can get by with a glass pitcher.) Add the boiling water and steep the coffee for 5 minutes.

2. While coffee is steeping, place milk in a sauce pan over medium heat. Bring the milk to a low boil and immediately reduce heat to a simmer, stirring occasionally.

3. While milk simmers, strain the coffee grounds. If you don’t have a press, use a fine strainer to remove the grounds.

4. Transfer hot milk to a serving pitcher and add coffee to the milk.

5. Serve.