We recommend roasting green coffee beans before use.
Compared to Caribbean coffees, Serrano grows relatively low, at an altitude of about 1000 m. This coffee has a clean taste profile and wet processing gives it a rich taste and delicate aroma with a hint of honey. Appropriate climatic conditions and soil were an ideal sign for the intensive development of coffee growing.
The flowering period of coffee trees is December - May. The coffee is then harvested in the period July - February.
After harvesting, the husk and part of the pulp are removed from the coffee beans. The grains are then placed in large containers with water for the necessary fermentation. The coffee is then washed to completely remove the pulp. The grains are poured into water channels with water, where they are divided on the basis of density into higher quality (they fall to the bottom) and lower quality (they float on the surface). Finally, the coffee is allowed to dry in the sun or in dryers. This method is financially demanding, because it has high demands on the supply of drinking water, as well as the provision of machines for pulp removal, fermentation vessels, or the construction of water channels.
The beginnings of coffee growing in Cuba
The first coffee plantations appeared in Cuba in 1748. French farmers showed greater interest in growing coffee in early 1789, fleeing Haiti from armed insurgents. During this period, farmers gained a lot of knowledge in the field of coffee growing and processing.