Sierra Maestra Mountains
This coffee is cultivated high in the Sierra Maestra Mountains without the use of any chemical products and is handpicked from the steep slopes.
The impressive mountain range runs Westward across the South of the old Oriente Province, rising abruptly from the Coast. The country’s climate and soil conditions (mostly rich red humus laden soils) make for an almost faultless production. The export of coffee has been regulated by the government for many years, so sourcing directly from individual farmers is still impossible for now.
The tobacco flavour comes from neighbouring tobacco plantations.
The relatively low altitudes of 1,700m give this coffee a lower acidity and refined flavours.
It’s definitely not a coffee for the faint hearted – we can see the master Hemingway himself sipping it from a cup in a cane chair on his verandah.
If you prefer lighter and cleaner coffees, we suggest you try our Ethiopian single origins.