Cuba’s ‘Prime Minister’ celebrates International Coffee Day while Cubans go without coffee

Cubans can’t remember the last time they saw real coffee in state-owned in stores, but that didn’t stop the communist Castro dictatorship’s sock puppet prime minister from celebrating the absent beverage. Miguel Marrero took to social media on October 1st, International Coffee Day, to celebrate the coveted brew he and his communist party elite get to enjoy regularly while Cubans can only savor a distant memory.

Via CiberCuba (my translation):

Manuel Marrero celebrates International Coffee Day: ‘One of the beverages most consumed’

The Prime Minister of Cuba, Manuel Marrero, celebrated International Coffee Day on Sunday, October 1st, while Cubans suffer from the absence of this beverage in their homes.

“International Coffee Day, a day to pay tribute to one of the most consumed and popular beverages in the world, and also an opportunity to promote more sustainable coffee practices,” the official wrote on social media.

His post is a mockery to Cubans who have not been able to enjoy a sip of the popular energizing drink for months.

The shortage of coffee affects the Cuban people and continues to generate discontent, after several months without receiving it in the stores.

For the past four months In Holguin, coffee roasters have not been producing ground coffee “due to limitations with imported coffee beans.”

The same is happening in Sancti Spiritus, where coffee has not reached households since May, and authorities have said, “it is unknown when production of the demanded product could resume.”

In Havana, it has been over three months since it was last sold, and although the Ministry of Internal Trade published a statement ensuring that “no product from the standard family basket has been eliminated,” they warned that “there are delays in its distribution at the national level.”

1 thought on “Cuba’s ‘Prime Minister’ celebrates International Coffee Day while Cubans go without coffee”

  1. Even when “coffee” is available for purchase by ordinary Cubans, what they get is a mix of of coffee with lentils, which allows for more “coffee” to be available. This is not a new practice, meaning this is not due to the post-pandemic crisis. For real undiluted coffee, Cubans have to get it via intervention of the “diaspora.”

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