Spent the holiday with my grandparents on their avocado farm near Homestead, Fl. Trips to Sedano's were always part of our annual trip for cassave chips, cuban bread and guava pastries, but this year was different. My cousin introduced us to the cordadito - a shot of pilon coffee with equal part hot whole milk and a touch of sugar, ordered from the table at the back. Man, this coffee seriously changed my life. In the words of another chowhound, SCREW STARBUCKS. This coffee was all of 65 cents and had me feeling great for hours. It touched sensors in my mouth that I didn't know existed.
I was further encouraged by a friendly employee who showed us which coffee to buy (Cafe Pilon, whole beans) and how to make them at home. We are now enjoying cordaditos at home in Canada all day all weekend long (I'm seriously debating whether we should be getting up early to make these shots before work everyday).
My only regret is that we didn't get any fresh tamales from the guy in the parking lot selling them out of his pickup truck on Sunday morning. Any chowhounds know who I'm talking about or tried them? Who knew that humble Sedano's would be such a gem for a traveling chowhound?