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I just loaded the dispenser in my espresso machine with Cuban-style dark-roasted beans I bought from costco.com. A kilo (2.2 pounds) of this Ruta Maya organic Cubita coffee cost $22.99, including shipping. That's about what I would pay for two pounds of coffee beans at Starbucks. Amazon.com lists the Cubita-style coffee for $36.78.
I haven't brewed a cup yet, but you can read this description from the warehouse store's Web site:
Ruta Maya’s Cubita Cuban Style Dark Roasted Coffee is the smoothest of the Cubita roasts, yet has a rich, dark chocolate roast. Cubita Coffee or “Café Sabor de Cuba” embodies the heady aroma and deep-bodied coffee flavor ofThat could use some editing, but doesn't it sound promising? I hope I'll be able to recapture the taste of the coffee I enjoyed on a half-dozen trips to Cuba from 1998 to 2004 (photo is of Trinidad, Cuba). Here's the link to the site, but you'll have to search for "Cubita coffee."
. Styled after the national coffee of Cuba , Cubita is a blend of coffee beans from Latin American countries carefully selected and roasted to match the authentic Cuban coffee experience with lots of flavor and bite. Cuba