Cafe Cubano Starbucks Style

May 2018

It was enough to send “Miami Herald” food editor Carlos Frias into a rage: the new Starbucks “ventanita” next to the Miracle Theater, the Mile’s first Cuban-style walk-up coffee window, serving $3.15 cortaditos? Outrageous.  

The true Cuban ventanita sells a cortadito for less than $2, even haute Cuban café Versailles. But are theirs oversized (an 8-ounce cup) plus secretly pumped up with white mocha syrup? Didn’t think so.