Hacienda Masini, 150 years of coffee history

Enio A Suasnávar Torres

In the search for the most remote coffee plantations in Puerto Rico, we have stumbled upon a large house built in Yauco in 1872, just at the time of the great settlement of part of Corsos. It is a great trip to the coffee history of our country. This house is 150 years old and is the witness of a history full of coffee in the Rubias neighborhood of Yauco. This neighborhood, without a doubt, produces some of the best coffee in Puerto Rico. Its altitude of about 3,000 feet above sea level, its microclimates and its soils achieve distinctive...

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A single grain, a change from heaven to earth

Enio A Suasnávar Torres

It's called Honey, but your coffee won't taste like honey. The Honey method is a very famous method in Brazil, since that is the place where it originates. Why the name Honey? The main reason is because at the moment of fermenting the bean, the coffee grower does not remove the mucilage, which is the viscous element that is created in the pulp of the coffee cherry during the maturation of the fruit. You may also wonder why this process is done. The answer is simple. More and more the big markets in the United States and Europe began to...

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Café La Casona, a coffee product of family inspiration.

Enio A Suasnávar Torres

La Casona Premium Coffee, a family inspired coffee produced directly from Las Marías, Puerto Rico. Coffee farmer Artemio Valentín has been growing and harvesting excellent coffee since 1989. Every time we include a new coffee in Cuela, it motivates us a lot, and especially with this one, because we are including a new town in the coffee growing area that we didn't have before. This time we present you the great work and pride of Don Artemio Valentín; farmer and coffee grower by birth thanks to the great influence that his grandfather and father had on him. This influence has...

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A Boricua coffee bean in Europe

Enio A Suasnávar Torres

From Barrio Gripiñas in Jayuya to Europe Café Gripiñas is the legacy of one of the most legendary coffee families in Puerto Rico. The Oliver Mayol family started growing coffee more than 100 years ago and they continue to do it with the same passion and commitment with their now successor in this arduous task, Luis Valldejuly Sastre. In 1904 Café Gripiñas was awarded the "Grand Prize" at the International Coffee Pavilion in St. Louis, Missouri; an award that helped and continues to help this bean continue to position itself in the great coffee consumption markets of the world, such...

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