Raul Castro: Don’t mind the peas in your coffee

Straight from the Soviet book of ridiculous methods of covering up the criminality, the corruption and the ineptitude of the so-called “dictatorship of the proletariat,” Cubans will once again get the opportunity to enjoy roasted peas in their coffee.

Cuba’s bitter brew: Officials announce return of coffee mixed with peas in savings measure

HAVANA — Cubans’ morning joe will be a little more bitter and a little less potent as the island returns to mixing coffee with roasted peas in a cost-saving move.

The blend is being distributed beginning this month for domestic consumption, the Interior Commerce Ministry said Tuesday in an announcement published by Communist Party newspaper Granma. The change apparently will not affect coffee for export, for sale in pricier stores or in establishments catering to tourists.

The key here is the last sentence I highlighted in bold: The elite members of Cuba’s monarchical dictatorship and tourists visiting the island prison will be spared the roasted pea/coffee concoction. Tourists planning a trip to the Caribbean slave plantation can relax; only the slaves will be forced to drink it.