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Café Hafuch

<em>Café Hafuch</em>

Prep time: 5 mins

Cook time: 5 mins

Yield: 1 serving

For those who choose not to drink alcohol on Purim, or need a cure the next morning, Israel’s version of cappuccino, called café hafuch, or “upside-down” coffee, seems like a perfect choice. Sip this coffee to remind you that on Purim we turn our rules upside-down to gain new perspective.


  • 3 parts steamed milk
  • 1 part frothed milk
  • 1 part espresso


  • Fill a mug with water and microwave for 20 seconds to heat it up. Pour out the water when you’re ready to fill the mug with coffee. Steam the milk (1 cup is enough for 1 café hafuch) to 155 degrees and set aside. Make an espresso shot.
  • Pour the water out of the mug. Then pour the milk in, keeping the froth in the pitcher. Pour the espresso in slowly down one side of the mug. Spoon frothed milk on top of the coffee. If desired, garnish with cocoa or cinnamon and sweeten to taste.
  • *Note: If your espresso machine doesn’t have a milk steamer, heat the milk in a saucepan and then froth using an immersion blender.

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