Our Story

To honor the DF Casa Cubana story we wanted to pay homage to the family that brought this great Cuban Cafe to Los Angeles. Here is their story:

Gaviña Family Story

Gaviña Family Photo from the original website.

The enthusiasm for coffee in our family began more than a century ago, precisely 140 years, in the lush mountains of Southern Cuba. This is where our forefathers, José María and Ramón Gaviña, sowed the initial seeds of a remarkable journey. Don Francisco Gaviña, the patriarch of our family, carried forward the wisdom his father passed onto him to Los Angeles, where he founded our roasting enterprise in 1967.

Don Francisco’s Coffee, Casa Cubana is a vision that our family has cherished across several generations. It is our tribute to Don Francisco’s enduring legacy—carefully selecting the finest coffee beans, roasting them to achieve perfect flavor, and serving a delightful cup to you.

DF Casa Cubana Looking Forward To The Future

As you take your first virtual steps onto our website, you’ll feel the rhythm of rumba and the sizzle of Cuban cuisine enticing you to delve deeper. DFCasaCubana.com is not just a website. It’s a journey, an exploration, an immersive virtual odyssey through the sights, sounds, and tastes of Cuba.

From the intricate mosaic of our “Cuban Food” section, expect to discover the diverse culinary world that Cuba has to offer. Our expertly curated collection of recipes, cooking guides, and food tales will take you from the street food stalls of Havana, with their mouth-watering Cubano sandwiches, to the traditional kitchens of Trinidad, where you’ll learn the secrets of making the perfect Ropa Vieja. Enjoy articles on everything from Cuban coffee culture to the influence of Afro-Cuban traditions on local cuisine, all garnished with stunning photography that will have you salivating.

In our “Cuban Sports” arena, you’ll feel the pulse and passion that drives Cuba’s love for sports. Be it the hallowed history of Cuban boxing, the joyous celebrations of baseball victories, or the adrenaline-charged thrill of Cuban athletes competing on the global stage, we capture it all. Explore in-depth profiles of past sports legends and rising stars, as well as insightful articles on the role of sports in Cuban society.

Our “Cuban Music” stage is where the soul of the website truly lies. Uncover the rich tapestry of Cuban music, from the sultry, pulsating beats of Son Cubano and the hypnotic melodies of the Afro-Cuban jazz, to the infectious rhythms of Reggaeton. Here, we highlight the stories and songs of both legendary maestros and emerging talents. Discover guides to Cuban music genres, playlists to suit every mood, and behind-the-scenes stories from the Cuban music scene.

For travel enthusiasts, our “Travel to Cuba” section is your personal guide to this Caribbean paradise. We take you off the beaten path, revealing the hidden gems and local favorites that truly encapsulate the spirit of Cuba. Discover the best times to visit, how to navigate local customs, tips for sustainable travel, and much more. Be inspired by our collection of travelogues and photo essays that capture the untouched beauty of Cuba’s landscapes, the architectural charm of its cities, and the warmth of its people.

But beyond these sections, DFCasaCubana.com strives to offer something even more valuable – a sense of connection. As you navigate through our stories, videos, and interactive features, you’ll be transported to the sun-drenched streets of Cuba, immersed in the rich narratives of its people, and inspired by its indomitable spirit.

So come, step inside DFCasaCubana.com, and let us take you on an unforgettable journey into the heart of Cuba, right from the comfort of your home. This is your Casa Cubana – your Cuban home on the web.