Café Trifásico

Café Trifásico, also known as “three-phase coffee,” is a popular coffee beverage in Mexico that is made by combining three different types of coffee: espresso, condensed milk, and tequila.

The history of Café Trifásico is not well documented, but it is believed to have originated in the Mexican state of Jalisco, which is known for its tequila production. The drink is said to have been created by local farmers and workers who wanted a strong and energizing beverage to help them get through long workdays in the fields.

To make Café Trifásico, a shot of espresso is poured into a glass, followed by a generous amount of condensed milk. A shot of tequila is then added to the mixture, giving the drink a strong and distinct flavor. The ingredients are stirred together until well combined, and the resulting beverage is typically served in a small glass.

Café Trifásico has become a popular drink in many parts of Mexico and is often served in cafes and restaurants that specialize in traditional Mexican cuisine. While it is not as well-known outside of Mexico as some other coffee beverages, it has a loyal following among those who enjoy its unique blend of coffee, condensed milk, and tequila.


Café Trifásico

Yield: 1 serving

Trifásico or tricolor is a Spanish coffee beverage with alcohol. It originated in Catalonia and consists of an espresso shot layered with milk and a splash of alcohol.

The most common alcoholic beverages that are added to trifásico include brandy, whisky, rum, or sweet and creamy liqueurs.


  • 3/4 cup condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup good quality espresso coffee brewed
  • 1/2 cup Bailey's or coffee liqueur


  1. Brew the coffee using an Italian-style coffee maker (like a Bialetti) so that the purity and results are much better. If not, use another type of coffee maker. Set aside.
  2. Pour the condensed milk into the glass. Let it settle.
  3. Next, slowly add Bailey's or coffee liqueur, keeping in mind that the perfect proportion is 1/3 of each ingredient.
  4. Carefully add the hot coffee you prepared in step 1, ensuring that each layer stays separate.
  5. Top with a sprinkle of cinnamon if desired. ENJOY!

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