Cuba Serrano Lavado
Dark ChocolateRegular price
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The origin of coffee growing in Cuba is both curious and fascinating. Dating back to the middle of the 18th century when a Spanish offical visiting Cuba planted (yep, you guessed it) a coffee tree.
Fast forward half a century and coffee production quickly began to flourish when French colonists fleeing the Haitian revolution settled in Cuba. Accompanying the French was a wealth of experience and knowledge that mountainous ranges are the ideal growing conditions for coffee.
Cubans have cultivated & embraced a world-famous reputation for their coffee through exceptional care in their land and work. The development and control of their plantations are of the upmost importance to the people of Cuba, so that natural growing methods can be maintained & expanded. Growing under forest canopies in very rich humus soil, the country's narrowly shaped landscape facilitates the circulation of cool trade winds from the Atlantics. Managed by state-owned cooperatives, the plantations in Cuba strictly adhere to never using artificial fertilisers and are mostly grown the old-fashioned way - by hand!
Cuba Serrano Lavado is a full-bodied smoky coffee with notes of dark chocolate, roasted almonds and dried orange. Perfect as an espresso and on french press, this bean is only available to purchase in-store so make sure to come and have a chat with our friendly bean team!