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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