Caribbean Island Alto Sierra Especial Medium Dark Roast Whole Beans A Wonderful Coffee


  • This Caribbean Island's coffee is one of the best in the world, personally I think rivalling Jamaican Blue Mountain. The Sierra Maestra range of mountains includes the steepest and highest mountain, Pico Turquino at 2005 metres. This high grown coffee is definitely special and is one of this Island's highest grades that they produce; it is also called Extra Turquino Special.  Sierra means mountain and Maestra is mistress. 
  • Most of this Island's coffee makes for a fantastic espresso but can be prepared in whatever is your normal method. Sadly this coffee rarely appears on the International market, due to reasons I can't easily go into, but if you go onto our website and read the blog, 'Well that was interesting...' you may well have a better understanding.
  • Coffee was first grown on this Island in 1748, but it was in 1789, with the arrival of thousands of French planters from Haiti, that coffee cultivation here, first really took off. The main coffee strains grown are Bourbon, Typica, Caturra, Catui and Catimor. The cherries are wet processed (Lavado) and then sun-dried. This medium roast is a gently delicate coffee and is like a purr of a cat rather than the bark of a dog.
  • You will receive 90 grams of roasted coffee beans for £5.00. At 5 grams per Cafetière you should be able to make 18 to 36 cups, depending on cup size and personal taste. This works out at between twenty-seven pence and fourteen pence per cup.

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