Is this really as popular in Latin America/Latino communities/hipsters as I hear it is? I bought a brick for the first time and it's relatively decent. I don't know why it says it's for any preparation though, it's ground really fine, like espresso.
Are you asking if it is a meme, anon? The answer is yes, yes it is.
It's also not very good, but hey. That never stopped white people.
I drink it sometimes, mostly because a big ass tin is like $3 and I kind of enjoy bad coffee. Lie I'm really at some sleazy diner.
It's not terrible.
No idea about the popularity though, just randomly bought it at Walmart one time and figured it was good enough.
Have you ever heard a latino speak? Do you actually think they sound like that?
Yes it's huge in the Latino community. I live in the hood, and the neighborhood supermarket that I go to has a huge setup of nothing but bustelo cans, plus the bustelo cans + bricks in the other general coffee section with the folgers, maxwell house, and some other similar coffees that are also ground very finely and roasted very dark. I don't know personally if hipsters actually enjoy it, but I'm pretty sure they do. Bustelo is often described as the Pabst Blue Ribbon of coffee.
It's alright. It's probably more drinkable than folgers. It's not really something that you'd drink without sugar and milk. People say it's nice in a moka pot but to me it's just pure death in liquid form.
I disagree. Lavazza is much much better and I can find it preground in my shitty supermarket. Even pilon is better, which is very similiar to bustelo but roasted just a bit lighter which makes it not as offensive.
>a little too finely
It's nowhere near coarse enough for french press. The finest you can get away with is like a medium drip grind.
>Is this really as popular in Latin America
It's more expensive than other brands over here (Puerto Rico) and in my opinion it tastes better than most brands you can get in a supermarket.
>It's not bad if you use a moka pot
More like roasted death in a mug. Anything "dark" roast or espresso style is awful in a moka pot since it already produces a bitter cup of joe. Freshly ground nice beans are ideal for a moka pot.