New Year Revival Pack – Win Alma de Cuba Coffee!
Anyone else in need of a pick-me-up after Christmas? I’ve got the perfect solution here – some fabulous fresh coffee from Alma de Cuba.
Alma de Cuba means the Soul of Cuba – the people behind this thoughtful coffee company are working to reestablish Cuban coffee. Once a leading producer of coffee, according to wiki production declined from 170,000 hectares in 1961 to 26,935 in 2011. So, Alma de Cuba are on a mission to help the mountain coffee farmers of Cuba, the campesinos, to ensure they have the tools they need. What makes it special?
Grown in rich, fertile soils in the balmy climate of mountains overlooking the Caribbean, Alma de Cuba’s coffee beans flourish at an altitude of 800-1,500ft before being ripened by the cooling sea breeze blowing off the sea. This is known to be one of the best coffee-growing climates anywhere in the world.
Each young coffee plant is tended to each day by the mountain farmers – or ‘campesinos’ – who carefully harvest the precious cherries with un-gloved hands, ensuring each one is kept in perfect condition.
The result is a uniquely smooth and strong coffee perfect as a post Holiday Season pick me up. I know, the lovely people at Alma de Cuba sent me a sample – and for me it’s nice enough to drink black (always my benchmark for good coffee!)
Now if you’d like to win some of this coffee, just let me know what you use to make the perfect cup of coffee. You might just make it the way my mum did, on the stove top with a saucepan and some boiling water Or do you have a proper coffee making machine?