Coffee has been grown in Cuba since the mid-18th century. Boosted by French farmers fleeing the revolution in Haiti, coffee farms expanded from the western plains to the nearby mountain ranges. Coffee production in eastern Cuba significantly increased during the 19th and early 20th centuries. At its peak production, Cuba exported more than 20,000 metric tons (22,046 short tons) of coffee beans per year in the mid 1950s. After the Cuban Revolution and the nationalization of the coffee industry, coffee production slowly began to decline until it reached all time lows during the Great Recession. Once a major Cuban export, it now makes up an insignificant portion of Cuban trade. By the 21st century, 92 percent of the country’s coffee was grown in area of the Sierra Maestra mountains.
La Isabelica Cafeteria is a pleasant space located in the Historic Center of the City of Santiago de Cuba, Cuba’s most Caribbean, where you can enjoy various offers of the pure coffee that is grown in the mountains of the Cuban East.
A simple place decorated with images of the best preserved coffee in the region that bears the name of Isabelica, wooden tables and stools, a small bar and at the entrance a sculpture of a black slave with a large mortar pestling coffee beans.
The La Isabelica Cafeteria over the years has been a very coveted space in which daily gatherings are held while enjoying the rich aroma and flavors of the black nectar of the Gods.
With an approximate cost per person of $ 10.00 in National Currency La Isabelica Cafeteria opens its doors every day from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Nearby are important cultural, recreational and tourist attractions of the City of Santiago de Cuba as they are on the corner of La Dolores Square, the Emilio Bacardí Provincial Museum, the famous Enramada Street, the Céspedes Park, the Cathedral, the Casa de la Trova santiaguera among others.