The Mastermind Behind Café Don Pello and the Puerto Rican Museum of Coffee

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By: Gretchen Gonzalez Wheelings April 24, 2021 Drinking a cup of coffee a day is part of Puerto Rican culture, whether it's the morning cup or the 3 p.m. cup, it's an essential part of the daily routine. When we asked Pedro "Pichy" Maldonado Ramírez what his favorite cup of coffee was, he replied that it varies depending on the day. He usually likes to have a double shot with a little bit of cold milk, however, he emphasizes that a freshly brewed coffee always tastes good. According to Pedro, "the best coffee is the one you like yourself. Maldonado...

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Cuela y RonponDeliveries - Your coffee delivered the same day

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We already have same day delivery! One of the problems we identified when we started Cuela is that it is very complicated for artisan coffees to get into points of sale such as gondolas. The price competition with commercial brands is something that unfortunately disqualifies them and through our platform, we believe that small brands can effectively reach more coffee lovers. To achieve this we have teamed up with RonponEntregas. Now through Cuela, you will have the option to have your coffee delivered directly to your door the same day. A quality product such as Puerto Rican coffee must be...

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A single grain, a change from heaven to earth

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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.

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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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Five ropes full of specialty coffee

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The industry continues to be resilient, and nestled in the backwoods of Adjuntas' Barrio Vegas Arriba at 2,060 feet above sea level is Finca Samara. This boutique farm of just five acres produces coffee with the most artisanal practices we've ever witnessed. Yes, just as you read it, this farm has a small production, but with a first class quality in each bean, proving the theory that you can do more with less. The rigorousness of its owner and coffee grower, Natalia Velez, along with her assistants is impressive. After the 100% ripe coffee is picked, they pulp it, float...

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What happens when you shop at Cuela?

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Learn about the benefits of shopping at Cuela. 🥰 What happens when you shop at Cuela? From the moment you purchase a product at Cuela, the wheel of Puerto Rico's mountain economy begins to turn. We commit every week to buy a minimum of inventory from all the brands we work with. In fact, in our quarantine as a start-up, we were able to support them in purchasing a large part of their inventory. To give you an idea, from January 21, 2020 through October 2020, Cuela has purchased about 5,000 units from coffee to small coffee growers and roasters,...

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