Re:Reccomendations for expresso coffee brands, Cuban style
Luckily, my Publix store just down the way stocks two Tampa coffees -- Cafe El Aguila ("The Eagle") from United Coffee & Tea and Cafe Naviera from Naviera Coffee Mills, a long-established local company in the Ybor City area of Tampa.
We cannot buy one brand that I fell in love with when I lived in Florida -- Cafe Carocolillo, made by Caracolillo Coffee Mills up on North Hesperides Street in West Tampa. Caracolillo is run by expatriate Spaniards (Asturianos, I think) who fled when Franco took power. Naviera, conversely, is run by Cuban-Americans whose ancestors apparently arrived not long after the U. S. S. Maine was blown up in Havana harbor in 1898.
I don't know about the others, but Naviera contains a small amount of chicory.
We also can buy several brands made by Rowland Coffee Mills in Miami: Bustelo, La Llave, and two or three more.
Dark-Roastedly, Ort. Carlton in Mighty Chilly Athens, Georgia.