Being part of the Puerto Rican coffee industry is, without a doubt, one of the most patriotic acts one can do as a Puerto Rican. It is a genuine act of wanting to improve the status quo of our island and since I started working with Cuela, I have not stopped meeting special people who, against all odds, genuinely want to contribute their grain of sand to improve the coffee industry in Puerto Rico. and the country.
At harvest time I got up at 2 in the morning to take the workers to the coffee plantation. Over the years, the challenges have become more and more. From natural phenomena, politics, shortage of workers, loss of production, etc. But we can't complain, we live in Puerto Rico and this is paradise. We have to keep working hard - Ricardo Giuliani
Ricardo Giuliani and Anette Giuliani is a team made up of father and daughter who, with great determination, are raising their brand of coffee produced in their Hacienda Salomón. Anette brings youth and fresh ideas full of progress and her father, Ricardo, the wisdom and knowledge of the coffee game in Puerto Rico, a dream team. Hacienda Salomón has been producing coffee since 1956 and has not stopped since then. Ricardo Giuliani has been an accomplice in everything that has happened on the farm, since he has been working in agriculture since he was 8 years old and knows every nook and cranny of the paradise of Hacienda Salomón. Giuliani, apart from being a coffee farmer, is a rancher and also works with other fruits such as citrus, but when we asked him what he likes the most, he answered us with a photographic smile, "coffee".
Ricardo Giuliani supervising the coffee tress at Hacienda Salomón.
With that same smile and passion, he passes on all his knowledge to his daughter, Anette, who was the visionary of wanting to launch the Café Salomón brand. Anette enters the game with the focus of producing a premium coffee and a specialty coffee. She is very aware that the farm provides the appropriate conditions to produce excellent coffee. Hacienda Salomón sits at about 2,800 feet above sea level. This height helps to achieve low temperatures for longer, which makes the maturation of the grain more extensive, thus absorbing all the sugars in the fruit. This results in a coffee that is much more complex in aromas and flavors that will leave you wanting more coffee.
On the other hand, Anette is aware that coffee is a world full of information and that it is a challenge, but she is willing to take on the responsibility of educating herself in quality control to continue contributing to the Café Salomón team.
Anette Giuliani, daughter of Ricardo Giuliani.
Finally, I consider myself a definitive optimistic person and I confess that visiting farms like Hacienda Salomón fills me with a lot of energy to continue presenting coffee brands in Puerto Rico that have a purpose and have a reason to be in the market. The reason for each project or undertaking is a spearhead of the struggle to contribute to the improvement of our beautiful island. Coffee in Puerto Rico has a purpose and we have to keep going.
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