Our Sierra Lavado coffee comes from the Sierra Maestra Mountains, Cuba.
The first coffee plantation appeared in Cuba in 1748. But the bigger cultivation started in 1789 by tousands of French coffee farmers that had to escape from the armed slave revolt in Haiti. These farmers established wide knowledge about farming and processing in matter of coffee.
The French coffee farmers grew coffee in Sierra Maestra. The climatic condition and the soil composition were ideal for coffee plantation and allowed and intensive development for coffee farming. The famous Altura quality grows in the Sierra Maestra region and is named in the honour of the highest mountain peak of Cuba.
The Turquino grows in comparison to the other Caribbean coffees relatively low and gets through it a clean cup profile. The wet process leads to a coffee with a rich soft aroma with hints of honey notes. The Cuban coffee is also appreciated for its cultural and symbolic origin.
The Sierra Maestra Mountains are not only popular for their great landscape, climate and flora, but also because during the Cuban revolution Castro and his troops hid there and created their strategies.
Therefore, a cup of Sierra Lavado comes with floral, sugary notes and history attached to it. It is most definitely a must try.