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Barraquito en La Orotava.jpeg
A barraquito served in La Orotava
TypeCoffee liqueur
Region or stateTenerife, Canary Islands

Barraquito (Spanish pronunciation: [bara'kito]) is a coffee liqueur commonly available on Tenerife (one of the Canary Islands), also known as zaperoco.[1][2]



The barraquito is a multi-layered coffee liqueur drink (though non-liqueur versions are available) normally served in a glass to enable easy viewing of the different layers.


The layers of a barraquito are normally:

Other ingredients typically used:

  • Lemon peel
  • Cinnamon


The condensed milk is first added, followed by the liqueur, espresso and lemon peel (in this order). Milk (can be frothed by any means available) is then added and cinnamon is sprinkled on top.[3]

Regional variations[edit]

The barraquito is often known as a "zaperoco" in northern areas of Tenerife.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Barraquito Coffee Recipe & Where to Find It in Tenerife". Retrieved 2019-06-28.
  2. ^ "Barraquito". Atlas Obscura. Retrieved 2019-06-28.
  3. ^ "Barraquito". Retrieved 2019-06-28.

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