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Best Cuban Coffees in 2021

Coffee growing in Cuba started way back in the 18th century. Since then, the coffee industry in Cuba has experienced significant changes over the years. The French were the people who highly benefited from coffee growing in Cuba. By then, they were fleeing from the Haitian revolution. It is good to know that it is during this period when coffee growing was extended from the plains to the nearby mountain areas.

The Bestselling Cuban Coffees Reviewed – October 2021​

Bestseller No. 2
Nespresso Cafe De Cuba Vertuoline 1 sleeve (10 capsules)
  • Cafe de Cuba for Vertuoline Machines Only
  • 100% Cuban Arabica from the Eastern part of Cuban island. It is more than a coffee, it is a journey to Cuba.
  • Aromatic Profile: The dark roasted, intense character of this coffee echoes the passionate rhythms of authentic Cuban culture and boasts powerful and delightful smoky notes of wood and tobacco leaves.
  • Size of cup: 7.77 oz. Intensity: 8
Bestseller No. 3
Sol de Cuba Ground Coffee Vacuum Pack 8 oz. Buy 5 get 1 FREE.
  • Six (6) bags of pure Sol de Cuba ground espresso.
  • Rich and aromatic
  • Vacuum packed for freshness
  • Net Weight: 6 x 227 g (8 oz).
  • Finest Quality
Bestseller No. 4
Hurricane Coffee Cuba 1910 Coffee, Single Serve Cups for Keurig K Cup Brewers, 24Count
  • Dark Roast Ground Arabica Coffee
  • Compatible with single serve brewers
  • Discover the intense distinct flavor of this dark roasted cuban style flavor
  • 24 single serve cups per box
  • Rainforest Alliance certified
Bestseller No. 5
Nespresso Compatible Capsules - Espresso Pods for your Nespresso Machine - CUBA, Nespresso Original Coffee Pods, 10-Count Sleeves, (60 Capsules)
  • ☕Israel's leading coffee chain, and most popular coffee capsules are now available in the US - over 1 Million capsules sold every month.
  • ☕Excellent Caribbean taste. Made with high mountain grown Cuba Serrano Lavado Arabica beans carefully blended with Central American Arabicas and African Robustas, we have developed a truly "Cuban" blend.
  • ☕With dark chocolate notes in the body and a bright clean finish, this is a coffee drinkers coffee. Strength: 9/10
  • ☕Built with a strong and spicy flavor, this blend is perfect for a morning Cafe con leche or a traditional sweet Cuban coffee throughout the day.
  • ☕Unique tamp dome "EXTRA CREAM" technology generates an especially robust crema and extracts the perfect coffee from our gourmet blends. Compatible with all Nespresso Machines (except "Vertuoline" machines).
Bestseller No. 6
100% Organic Authentic Cuban Espresso - Cafe Cubano Cafecito - Intense Dark Roast - Cuba Mia Signature Blend - Whole Bean - Roasted in Miami, FL 12 oz
  • Bold, Full Body & Intense - Drinking café cubano remains a prominent social and cultural activity within Cuba as well as the Cuban exile community. Our Cuba Mia signature blend is the perfect choice for a café cubano (Cuban coffee, Cuban espresso, cafecito, Cuban pull, or Cuban shot). Inspired by our co-founders Miami and Cuban roots, Cuba Mia is a traditional Cuban-style espresso that takes you on a journey to the heart of Havana.
  • Artizan Coffee Roasters is located just 5 minutes from Miami's historic Little Havana neighborhood. Little Havana is Miami’s vibrant Cuban heart, with Latin American art galleries and busy restaurants. Cafes with walk-up windows sell Cuban coffee to patrons.
  • ROASTING FACTS: Artizan Coffee uses a complex, time-consuming and skilled process known as “split-roasting” technique for this blends. This is where each component in the blend is roasted at different temperatures and for different durations before being blended in order to achieve the optimal flavor, body, and complexity.
  • PROFILE: Bold & Full Body with a smooth, even finish | ACIDITY 1/5 | ROAST 4/5 | BODY 4/5
  • Authentic Cuban Style Espresso | 100% USDA Organic & Fair Trade | NON-GMO | Kosher | Low Acidity | High Intensity | Dark Roast
  • ORIGIN: South and Central America Arabica plus Robusta from Southeast Asia
  • ★ ALL ARTIZAN COFFEE PRODUCTS ARE FRESHLY ROASTED IN MIAMI, FL USA ★
Bestseller No. 7
Artizan Coffee | Cuba Mia for Nespresso Original Machines | Organic Coffee | Cuban Espresso Colada Cafecito | High Intensity Low Acidity Ristretto Dark Roast | Roasted in Miami, FL | 40 x Compostable Biodegradable Pods
  • Organic Coffee Capsules for Nespresso | Drinking café cubano remains a prominent social and cultural activity within Cuba as well as the Cuban exile community. Our Cuba Mia signature blend is the perfect choice for a café cubano (Cuban coffee, Cuban espresso, cafecito, Cuban pull, or Cuban shot). Inspired by our co-founders Miami and Cuban roots, Cuba Mia is a traditional Cuban-style espresso that takes you on a journey to the heart of Havana. Not affiliated with Nespresso.
  • PROFILE: Bold, Full Body & Intense | INTENSITY 12/13 | ACIDITY 1/5 | ROAST 4/5 | BODY 4/5
  • 40 x Ristretto | Organic Specialty Coffee in a Compostable & Biodegradable Pod | USDA Certified 100% Organic Coffee | Capsules for Nespresso Original Machines Only | NOT compatible with Nespresso Vertuo Machines
  • Artizan Coffee Roasters is located just 5 minutes from Miami's historic Little Havana neighborhood. Little Havana is Miami’s vibrant Cuban heart, with Latin American art galleries and busy restaurants. Cafes with walk-up windows sell Cuban coffee to patrons.
  • Artizan coffee organic coffee capsules for Nespresso machines are specifically designed to work in the following Nespresso Original brewers: Delonghi C190, D290, Citiz, CitiZ & Milk, Maestria, U, Le Cube, Inissia, Latissima Plus, Latissima Pro, Latissima Touch, Lattissima One, Grand Lattissima, Pixie, KitchenAid, Prodigio, Expert, Essenza Mini, Essenza Plus, Creatista, Creatista Uno, Creatista Plus and Creatista Pro
  • ROASTING FACTS: Artizan Coffee uses a complex, time-consuming and skilled process known as “split-roasting” technique for this blends. This is where each component in the blend is roasted at different temperatures and for different durations before being blended in order to achieve the optimal flavor, body, and complexity.
  • QUALITY GUARANTEE: We use the top 1% of coffee beans in the world to carefully craft-roast and prepare our organic coffee pods for Nespresso machines And, by only using beans grown through responsible organic farming practices, we’re cutting out the harmful fertilizers and chemicals that interfere with the integrity of our coffee - and your health.
  • MYCOTOXINS FREE ASSURANCE: Here's how we keep our promise: First, we are fastidious about our beans and quality. Secondly, we moisture test every batch to ensure levels below 13% (mycotoxin simply can’t grow). Third, we test every lot of green coffee beans for these four mycotoxins: Ochratochin A, Aflatoxin B1, Fumonisin B1 and T-2. Lastly, we roast every batch for over 10 minutes, at temperatures over 415 degrees which has been shown to eliminate the risk of mycotoxins.
  • ★ ALL ARTIZAN COFFEE PRODUCTS ARE FRESHLY ROASTED IN MIAMI, FL USA ★
  • Artizan Coffee Co. is not affiliated with, endorsed or sponsored by Nespresso. Nespresso is a registered trademark of Société des Produits Nestlé S.A.
Bestseller No. 8
Organic Authentic Cuban Espresso Cafecito | Cuba Mia Double Espresso ESE Coffee Pods | 55mm | High Intensity | Low Acidity | Dark Roast | 14g | Freshly Roasted in Miami, FL | 12 Pod…
  • Bold, Full Body & Intense - Drinking café cubano remains a prominent social and cultural activity within Cuba as well as the Cuban exile community. Our Cuba Mia signature blend is the perfect choice for a café cubano (Cuban coffee, Cuban espresso, cafecito, Cuban pull, or Cuban shot). Inspired by our co-founders Miami and Cuban roots, Cuba Mia is a traditional Cuban-style espresso that takes you on a journey to the heart of Havana.
  • Artizan Coffee Roasters is located just 5 minutes from Miami's historic Little Havana neighborhood. Little Havana is Miami’s vibrant Cuban heart, with Latin American art galleries and busy restaurants. Cafes with walk-up windows sell Cuban coffee to patrons.
  • REQUIRES 55mm double ESE adapter. WILL NOT work on standard 44mm ESE single POD basket!
  • PROFILE | Dark Roast | ADITY | 1/5 | ROAST | 4/5 | BODY | 4/5
  • CERTIFICATION | 100% Organic, FairTrade, Rain Forest Alliance, UTZ(E), Bird Friendly
  • 100% Compostable & Biodegradable. Each Pod contains 14g of Espresso ground coffee in a 55mm size, this pod will allow to make a perfect double espresso with any 55mm compatible espresso machine. Fits in a double ESE paper pod basket and can be used as a double shot or an espresso to share.
  • Each pod is individually wrapped in high quality air-free foil, which completely seals in the aromas and odours to retain the freshness of the coffee.
  • Blended with Arabica and Robusta beans resulting in a strong coffee.
  • Compatible with the following brands of ESE coffee machines: Azkoyen Aurora Brasilia Bezzera Conti CMA Elektra ECM Faema Expobar Francino Fiorenzato Gaggia Mairali/Futurmat Iberital Grimac Magister La Scala Rancilio My Way Simonelli Reneka Vibiemme VFA Express Wega Visacrem. All Delonghi (ECP series, ECO and EC series) and all Philips/Gaggia/Saeco models (Saeco Poemia HD 8323, HD8325, HD8327, Gaggia Baby and others). Also all Senseo, Hamilton Beach as well other Senseo style machines!
  • ★ ALL ARTIZAN COFFEE PRODUCTS ARE FRESHLY ROASTED IN MIAMI, FL USA ★
Bestseller No. 9
AmazonFresh Colombia Whole Bean Coffee, Medium Roast, 32 Ounce (Pack of 1)
  • Balanced, full-bodied medium roast with a smooth finish
  • One 32-ounce bag of whole bean coffee
  • 100% Arabica coffee grown in Colombia
  • Roasted and packed in the U.S.A.
  • Shown as a serving suggestion
  • Satisfaction Guarantee: We’re proud of our products. If you aren’t satisfied, we’ll refund you for any reason within a year of purchase. 1-877-485-0385
  • An Amazon brand
Bestseller No. 10
Organic Authentic Cuban Espresso Cafecito | Cuba Mia Single Espresso ESE Coffee Pods | 45mm | High Intensity | Low Acidity | Dark Roast | 7g | Freshly Roasted in Miami, FL | 18 Pod x 2 Pack…
  • Bold, Full Body & Intense - Drinking café cubano remains a prominent social and cultural activity within Cuba as well as the Cuban exile community. Our Cuba Mia signature blend is the perfect choice for a café cubano (Cuban coffee, Cuban espresso, cafecito, Cuban pull, or Cuban shot). Inspired by our co-founders Miami and Cuban roots, Cuba Mia is a traditional Cuban-style espresso that takes you on a journey to the heart of Havana.
  • Artizan Coffee Roasters is located just 5 minutes from Miami's historic Little Havana neighborhood. Little Havana is Miami’s vibrant Cuban heart, with Latin American art galleries and busy restaurants. Cafes with walk-up windows sell Cuban coffee to patrons.
  • REQUIRES 45mm ESE adapter.
  • PROFILE | Dark Roast | ADITY | 1/5 | ROAST | 4/5 | BODY | 4/5
  • CERTIFICATION | 100% Organic, FairTrade, Rain Forest Alliance, UTZ(E), Bird Friendly
  • 100% Compostable & Biodegradable. Each Pod contains 7g of Espresso ground coffee in a 45mm size, this pod will allow to make a perfect espresso with any 45mm compatible espresso machine. Fits in a single ESE paper pod basket.
  • Each pod is individually wrapped in high quality air-free foil, which completely seals in the aromas and odours to retain the freshness of the coffee.
  • Blended with Arabica and Robusta beans resulting in a strong coffee.
  • Compatible with the following brands of ESE coffee machines: Azkoyen Aurora Brasilia Bezzera Conti CMA Elektra ECM Faema Expobar Francino Fiorenzato Gaggia Mairali/Futurmat Iberital Grimac Magister La Scala Rancilio My Way Simonelli Reneka Vibiemme VFA Express Wega Visacrem. All Delonghi (ECP series, ECO and EC series) and all Philips/Gaggia/Saeco models (Saeco Poemia HD 8323, HD8325, HD8327, Gaggia Baby and others). Also all Senseo, Hamilton Beach as well other Senseo style machines!
  • ★ ALL ARTIZAN COFFEE PRODUCTS ARE FRESHLY ROASTED IN MIAMI, FL USA ★

There have emerged trade symbols over the years. These symbols have been linked with the nation’s coffee such as bitter flavor hints. Additionally, these symbols show the Cuban people’s creativity.

Special things about the Cuban Coffee

It is worth noting that consuming Cafecito drink is an act of participating in the social cultural act in Cuba. It would be better if you serve 6 shots of coffee with a big cup. Some people prefer dipping a Cuban cigar at demitasse when topping up the cultural experience.

The traditional Cuban coffee cup

Usually, the highly preferred Cuban coffee is made from sweetening the coffee with sugar. It is one of the unique types of espresso. This type of coffee originated during the times of Italians arrival. You are required to put sugar in a container. From there, you should mix with the sugar during brewing. As you purchase this type of coffee, you should be guaranteed that the product is usually a fine quality. Nowadays, there have emerged various recipes. You can use these recipes to prepare a cup of Cuban coffee.

The most famous Cuban coffee genres

Café Cubano is considered the most famous type of coffee. Ordinary Cuban coffee can be sweetened using sugar. This coffee is very strong when compared to other American coffee. That is the reason you are required to serve this coffee with a shot. It is all about sharing coffee with friends.

Cuban coffee growing regions

Coffee is grown in the eastern part of Cuba. This region boasts of a special type of fertile soil. The fertile soil has unique characteristics that include high humus amounts. This means that the coffee will grow without using artificial manures. Handpicking is the most common method that has been used to harvest coffee cherries.

The majority of coffee farming in Cuba is done on the steep side of the mountain. It is the males who transport coffee to the dry stations. Unlike in other coffee growing regions in the world, Cuban people process their coffee by roasting on a wooden mortar. From there, the processers put it into hot water. They use straining using bag made of cloth. Other notable regions where coffee is grown is around the central region.

Factors that prevent successful coffee growing in Cuba

Poor transport

Cuba has poor transport networks. This hinders the efficient transportation of coffee to factories.

Extreme weather conditions

This country has experienced drought periods followed by a heavy and excess amount of rainfall.

Final Thoughts

Although Cuba is faced with drought periods, the quality of the coffee beans is still good.