This coffee is grown in the central region of the island Cuba. The landscape is just beautiful with its hills and plateaus of Escambray that are also called “Crystal Mountains”. This name comes from the soil rich of crystals and quartz in this area.
The plantations are located on the highest plateaus, at an altitude of about 600-800 metres above sea level. In the last view years there were many reconstructions to improve the quality of the products. All of the coffee plants entirely grow in the shadow of indigenous trees and benefit from the smooth temperature and the highly frequented rain.
After manually harvest with selective picking the Cuba Serrano Lavado (which you’ll find with Caribbean name), is processed with the washed method.
In Espresso the Cuba presents oneself round and well balanced, with a note of tobacco and herbs. You can also perceive a little acid, well balanced with a nice sweetness and a chocolaty aftertaste. Perfect also for the preparation with the Moka.
The SCA honored the coffee with 83 points.
Curiosity: On Cuba there don’t exist little coffee productions. The whole production is led by Cubaexport, an exporting company for food founded in the 1960s by the Cuban foreign ministry. That’s why Cuban coffee is exclusively state property.