Cafe Bustelo Cafe Espresso
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Cafe Bustelo Cafe Espresso

BY CAFE BUSTELO #1 in Coffee Beans & Instant Coffee

4.7 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars85%
  • 4 Stars10%
  • 3 Stars3%
  • 2 Stars1%
  • 1 Star1%


Cafe Bustelo® Cafe Espresso.
Dark roast, special for espresso coffee.
Always fresh, pure and flavorful.
Vacuum packed - 100% pure coffee. see more...

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Cafe Bustelo Cafe Espresso
Cafe Bustelo Cafe Espresso
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  • "I start every morning with this coffee it is delicious, I drink it black or mix it with coco for a mocha." in 1 review
  • "I tired this coffee for the first time at my aunt's house and was completely blown away." in 1 review
  • "But seriously, it's hold yet smooth, it doesn't have a bitter taste, and it's inexpensive!" in 1 review
  • "You can never go wrong with a Cuban shot or cafe con leche with cafe bustelo!" in 1 review
  • "It keeps me awake and it tastes great like it should be." in 1 review
Leah P.
Minneapolis, Minnesota
4 reviews
I desperately want to love this stuff, because I like the packaging, price, availability, and that it was created in the Bronx. However, in my opinion, this coffee is everything one would normally avoid. I find it to be horribly bitter, too acidic, and nothing like espresso or Cuban coffee. I've attempted numerous times to adjust my tastebuds to this stuff, but it just won't grow on me. I gave it two stars because drinking Bustelo is better than having nothing at all... I suppose.
Maggie A.
Tampa, FL
46 reviews
Best espresso coffee ever! You can use this in the refillable k cups or if u do it the right way u can do it the cuban way with an actual espresso machine. If u have an espresso machine all u need to do is fill it and let it start then in another cup put 4 tablespoons of sugar in it. When the coffee first starts coming out you need to take a couple of tablespoons of that and whip it with the sugar cup. You keep whipping it until it looks like peanut butter. Then when the coffee is done brewing you mkx everything together one last time. This can give you about 10 small shots for people or one cup for yourself. But trust me it will keep you energized for the rest of the day! [product:mr.-coffee-steam-espresso-machine]
Kristy G.
West Palm Bch, FL
433 reviews
Foodie Expert Level 1
Purchased at: Walmart
This is the only coffee we use in my house. For the price and the quality you can’t beat it. It is definitely a very strong, bitter coffee so I always add creamer. But it really gives you an amazing kickstart in the morning! Even after a rough nights sleep one cup of Cafe Bustelo and I am awake and ready for the day! I tried buying regular roast coffee when my local grocery store was out of this... and it just didn’t cut it! Definitely not for people sensitive to caffeine but my personal favorite.
Tiffany M.
309 reviews
Foodie Expert Level 3
Review for: Vacuum more...
I am a coffee addict, and I am obsessed with this coffee! Unfortunately, it doesn't do well in the reusable k-cups without clogging (due to how fine it is), so my work-around is too mix it into a can of columbian blend coffee so I can still enjoy the rich deep flavors of espresso. If you like your coffee strong, or enjoy the natural taste of espresso, I think you'll love this.
Hope D.
89 reviews
Review for: Can, Supreme Espresso Style, Can, Regular more...
For those looking for a traditional Cuban coffee THIS IS IT or at least in my opinion. We use a Grecka coffee maker each morning on the stove top for our coffee! I like mine sweetened with a brown sugar mixture and depending on the day and the amount of time I have, I’ll heat evaporated milk in a skillet to add as well. One cup and I’m wide eyed and bushy tailed all day long! This is the only brand of coffee we’ll buy! I recommend it to anyone and everyone!
Chrysalis P.
Staten Island, NY
230 reviews
Foodie Expert Level 1
Review for: Can, Regular more...
As all Hispanic people know, this is real coffee. I was raised drinking this coffee and I would never have the same opinion about another coffee. Although I have had others and do drink other coffee brands, I will continue to drink other brands as well. Butttt this will always be my go to coffee lol
Erin S.
Red Bank
7 reviews
Review for: Dark Roast more...
Where I live a brick (10 oz) of this coffee is less than $3. It is very rich in flavor and very low in acidity. For a cheap brick of coffee you honestly can't go wrong! Even if you have to pay a couple dollars more it is so worth it. I buy this coffee all the time. It's my go-to.
Mayrelina Y.
4 reviews
Review for: Vacuum more...
I’ve been drinking Cafe Bustelo since I was a kid (no kidding). Bustelo is affordable but don’t be fooled, it’s rich and full of taste! Ive tried other brands but nothing compares. For an extra kick I  add a little nutmeg and cinnamon powder! Now that’s holy grail! 
Kristen K.
Little Rock, AR
120 reviews
Foodie Expert Level 1
My favorite drink for energy! Cafe Bustelo has a smooth flavor that does not feel as striking or acid based. It provides me with more energy compared to other brands and is a great price. I buy the largest size and continue to use this brand for my morning cup(s)!
Giuseppe L.
49 reviews
I LOVE this coffee... I honestly do not purchase any other ground coffee. I even have the reusable pods for my Keurig to use because of it. It is a little more expensive normally but if you se it on sale for $2.50 PICK IT UP!!! I usually stock up when it is that price. Normally its about $3.99 to $4.25 for a 12oz can or brick. Once the hot Coffee hits your lips you are in heaven with the blend of last and aroma all at once. Do yourself a favor and pick up a can, you will not regret it.
Lisa H.
Snow Hill, NC
4 reviews
Where do I get this coffee
Cici A.
Dothan, AL
3 reviews
How strong is this coffee?
Edgar R.
New Haven, CT
5 reviews
Anybody dislike this coffee ??? I love it !
Tiffany P.
429 reviews
Foodie Expert Level 3
Is this your favorite brand of espresso grounds?
Kristin C.
Beverly, MA
1,015 reviews
Foodie Expert Level 5
I've always wondered, is this meant to be brewed/drank as an espresso shot or can you make it like a normal cup of coffee?

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