As a Hispanic, I grew up with lots of family traditions like eating menudo and barbacoa on the weekends, tamales on Christmas Eve and church every Sunday. But the ones I remember most are sharing moments over coffee with family otherwise known as a sobremesa moment.
A sobremesa moment is a special time when our family sits around the table to chit chat about memories, upcoming family events, or whatever it is they want to talk about. It’s usually after dinner but it can be whenever someone was in the mood for a cup of coffee. It would start with one person making coffee and the next thing you know, the whole fam is hanging around in the kitchen with a coffee mug in their hand.
When I was a little girl, I remember my mom, aunt, uncles and my grandmother sitting around the table after dinner drinking coffee and eating pan de dulce. Back then, we weren’t allowed to hang around when adults were talking but hearing their laughter, the smell of good coffee brewing and the food, I so wanted to be a part of that.
Keep the Sobremesa Tradition Alive
NESCAFÉ Clásico invited me to share our sobremesa moment with you with their coffee. Did you know it’s the leading coffee for Latinos in the U.S? It’s 100% pure coffee made from a blend of selected coffee beans, carefully roasted to capture its full flavor. And the aroma…it smells amazing!
Now that my daughter is grown up and has a family of her own, it’s our turn to keep the sobremesa tradition alive. She gets to hear stories about our family and learn more about the history of our family and where we come from.
We made this video to give you a little peek at what goes on around our family table. I don’t know what it is about good coffee and pan de ducle but it always makes the moment more special.
The best part about it is now there are three generations of us sitting at the table enjoying a good cup of NESCAFÉ Clásico coffee and our favorite pan de dulce because my parents are still around to enjoy a cup of coffee with us. Something I always wanted to do as a little girl.
Create Your Own Sobremesa Moments
NESCAFÉ Clásico wants you to create your own sobremesa moments with your friends and family using their coffee to remind you that you could enjoy a great moment any day of the week simply by bringing coffee to the table. Visit NESCAFÉ Clásico YouTube channel and Facebook page to learn more about this.
I hope you enjoyed our sobremesa moment. Many thanks to NESCAFÉ Clásico for sponsoring today’s story and encouraging me to live life to the fullest!
What is your favorite sobremesa moment?