Coffee was introduced to Cuba in 1748 by Don Jose Gelabert, who brought coffee seeds from the neighbouring island of Martinique. However, it wasn't until the large influx of French colonial planters from Haiti in 1792 (following the slave revolt) that Cuba transformed into a significant Caribbean producer of coffee. These French emigres settled in the foothills of the Sierra Maestra Mountains of Eastern Cuba where they created large plantations, and by the beginning of the 19th century Cuba had become one of the world's largest coffee exporters.
Our fully-washed Turquino Lavado is grown principally from 1000 to 2000 meters in the Sierra Maestra, and produces a lovely cup characterised by good body, mellow acidity/fruitiness, full body, sweet florals and cocoa notes at the finish.
NOTE: CUBAN COFFEE IS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE FOR SHIPMENT TO THE USA