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Cuban coffee, available in the UK.
An intense, island coffee
This deliciously sweet, low acidic coffee with a bold body is great for those who drink it black. The intense aroma are typical of most island coffees. The large beans produce an even roast which offer luscious, sugar cane flavours when roasted medium. Serrano is from the Sierra Maestra mountain range located in the South of the island. With this being one of few elevated regions in the entire country, most of the coffee production comes from this range. Cuban production had boomed in the recent years despite the embargo involved with exportation. This is the reason you cannot purchase this coffee online. Browse other single origins coffees by clicking here.
Cuban coffee history
Coffee was first introduced into Cuba by the Spanish, until the French took leadership and more focus was placed on coffee as an export crop. By the 1800’s there was a significant increase in plantations and cuban coffee found its place in the industry. Like with many coffee grown countries, its history has played a part in the quality and reliability of its exports. Fidel Castro’s vision of for the country crumbled the coffee infrastructure, with many citizens of Cuba fleeing the country before the revolution. It left many coffee growing plantations abandoned and the ageing crops drastically reduced their yields. Much reinforcement was done after the 1960’s to support the industry and small improvements finally paid off. After the end of the soviet regime, coffee was hard to get hold of with many of its exports going to Asia. The embargo left its trade in a turbulent state, however Europe now take most of the yearly harvest.