Coffee drinking is a big deal throughout Gran Canaria and nowhere more so than in the valley of Agaete, situated in the northwest of the island.
The ‘Valle de Agaete’ is renowned for it’s beauty, lush fertile lands and for the fact that it is the only place still growing and producing coffee in Europe. A small group of local farmers dedicated to maintaining the local coffee are cultivating approximately 17,000 plants and producing 1,500 kg of coffee a year. The ancient variety of coffee is renowned by coffee enthusiasts for its rich flavour and you can purchase the coffee both in the village of Agaete and via this link right here.
There are many ways to take your coffee in Spain and to the non-initiated it can be confusing knowing what coffee to drink and when.
Below is a list of the most popular coffee-types here in Gran Canaria, so why not try a different coffee each day of your holiday at Anfi or alternatively grab a map and head north to Agaete and sample Gran Canaria’s finest coffee in a valley lush with avocado, mango, papaya and orange groves, winding roads and whitewashed traditional Canarian houses.
Cafe con leche – large cup of milky coffee, similar to a cappuccino. Traditionally drunk in the morning, whereas all of the other coffees are taken at any time.
Cortado – basically translates to ‘cut’ it’s an espresso with a dash of hot milk, which is drunk at anytime.
Cortado largo – same as above but ‘largo’ or large, normally served in a small but tall glass.
Cortado largo ‘leche-leche’ – same as above but the ‘leche-leche’ means ‘milk-milk’, normal and condensed. You can also take this small like the regular cortado mentioned above. In which case it’s called ‘cortado leche leche’.
Cafe solo– a small shot of espresso.
Carajillo – same as cafe solo but with a shot of brandy or dark rum.
Cafe con hielo – iced coffee.
For more information on Agaete, excursions to the North of Gran Canaria, car hire and bus timetables call into Viajes AVC situated adjacent to the Club Monte Anfi reception or contact them via:
Tel: (+34) 928 062 444 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Drop us a comment below and tell us how you like to take your coffee when on holiday in gran Canaria.