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Do you know the origin of the carajillo and its peculiar name?

After an excellent meal, a complement for dessert is always necessary to be 100% satisfied.

The carajillo is one of the most requested digestifs by those who know how to enjoy life's pleasures. Its creamy flavor at a good temperature with ice gives a comforting sensation that doesn't weigh heavy on the stomach.

But the delicious drink wasn't always taken leisurely after finishing a meal.

The origin of the carajillo has different versions. One of them dates back to revolutionary times in Cuba, when Spanish soldiers mixed brandy with coffee to give themselves "corajillo" and enter into battle.

Another version, and the most accepted one, according to the Barcelona Encyclopedia, explains that the carajillo is an invention from the region of Barcelonés that managed to spread throughout Spain when every morning slaves were given a "carajo," that is, a coffee with rum to motivate them in their workdays with joy and energy.

carajillos in RosaNegra

The last hypothesis responds to the fact that transportation workers in Barcelona didn't have time to drink their coffee and liquor separately, so they opted to mix them in a single glass to comply with their punctuality. While they sipped their drinks, they said the expression "Que Ara Quillo," in Catalan meaning "I'm leaving," which is where the name Carajillo comes from.

The origin doesn't matter but the delicious habit of drinking a refreshing Carajillo and sharing an evening with friends or a partner. At RosaNegra, we prepare it at your table serving brandy and coffee with a delightful aroma and under a unique presentation that imbues the personality of our concept.

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