Un grano de café boricua en Europa

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 as Germany, England and the United States. With the mission of continuing the legacy of Don Jaime Oliver Mayol, his great-great-grandson, Luis Valldejuly Sastre, took the task of taking Gripiñas coffee to several fairs in Europe to export this Puerto Rican bean to European markets. The commitment was not in vain, since Café Gripiñas has been consistently exported to the English and German markets for 12 years.

En la imagen podrán apreciar en primer lugar a Don Jaime Oliver, primera generación de caficultores de Café Gripiñas

In the picture you can see Don Jaime Oliver, first generation of Café Gripiñas coffee growers.

Café Gripiñas has not disappointed at all. Its client in London is the Harrods Food Hall chain, a department store with a concept of artisanal food and a roastery that seeks to offer its customers the best beans in the world. Undoubtedly, the Harrods roastery classifies this coffee as one without equal and of great excellence. So much so, that it offers a pound of roasted coffee at the equivalent of $120.00. On the other hand, Diester Kaffee in Hanover, Germany is another great client that roasts this Puerto Rican bean and values it at 80.00€ per pound.

To be able to introduce you to Café Gripiñas is something that fills us with great pride. This coffee, without a doubt, is a worthy representative of our most resilient agricultural industry worldwide. It also presents us with the great opportunity we have to reach the European market with more consistency.

The passage of Hurricane Maria affected the Puerto Rican coffee grower, but where some saw failure, our farmers have seen opportunity and inspiration to continue this great legacy of Puerto Rican coffee growing.

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Written by Enio A Suasnávar Torres

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