Why is Puerto Rican Coffee So Good?

Why is Puerto Rican Coffee So Good?

For those of us who have sipped on a cup of Puerto Rican coffee, we know that its unique flavor and aroma are simply unmatched. Abuela’s coffee is unchallenged. 

But have you ever wondered what makes coffee from this Caribbean island so special? What does your titi put in that cup of joe that makes it so special? Allow us to brew the answer for you. At Planeta De Cafe, we believe that the excellence of Puerto Rican coffee can be attributed to a combination of factors that range from the land it grows on to the passionate people who brew  it.

Reason #1: The Land

The heart of Puerto Rican coffee is rooted in its terrain and land. Puerto Rico's mountainous regions serve as the ideal backdrop for growing premium coffee beans. This perfect blend of altitude, fertile soil, and a tropical climate not only nurtures the coffee plants but also gives them a distinct flavor profile. Every sip is a reminder of the island's natural beauty and bounty.

Puerto Rico Coffee Farm

Reason #2: The Tradition

There's a saying in Puerto Rico - "Lo que se hereda no se roba" (What is inherited cannot be stolen). This holds true for the haciendas in the island. Many of these farms are small, family-owned establishments where age-old cultivation techniques are passed down through generations. In essence, family keeps the coffee great. These methods ensure that each bean is nurtured with an infusion of love, care, and precision. To be honest, love is the most important ingredient.

It's not just coffee. There’s a legacy in every cup.

Reason #3: Strict Regulations

Size isn’t everything. While Puerto Rico might not be the world's largest coffee producer, its dedication to quality is unparalleled. If you’ve ever had Puerto Rican coffee then you know just what we’re talking about. 

The local government has recognized the gem they have in their coffee industry and set up strict regulations. These rules are put in place to ensure that every bean produced on the island meets the highest standards of excellence. So, when you buy Puerto Rican coffee, rest assured, you're getting the crème de la crème.This ain’t your typical coffee. 



Reason #4: The Type of Beans Used

The secret behind the exceptional taste of Puerto Rican coffee lies in the type of beans used. The island predominantly harvests Arabica beans. Known for their sweet and chocolate-like flavor, Arabica beans are a favorite among coffee addicts worldwide. When these beans soak up the Puerto Rican sun and grow in its rich soil, the result is a cup of coffee that's a delightful dance of flavors that will remind you of your abuelita. 

Puerto Rico predominantly harvests Arabica beans, known for their sweet and chocolate-like flavor

Reason #5: The Resilience

Like the people of Puerto Rico, its coffee industry is built on resilience. After the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria, many believed that the coffee sector had met its end. But, the spirit of the Puerto Rican community was resilient. With a blend of determination, community effort, and a passion for coffee, the industry is not only reviving but also thriving, stronger than ever. This resilience is reflected in every cup, making it not just a beverage, but a testament to the unyielding spirit of Puerto Rico. 

Our people keep it going strong!

Puerto Rican coffee is not just a drink; it's an experience, a journey through the island's mountains, its traditions, and its spirit. Whether you're a Puerto Rican living on the island, elsewhere in the world, or simply someone who appreciates a good cup of coffee, we invite you to immerse yourself in this delightful experience. 

At Planeta De Cafe, we're proud to be a part of this journey, one cup at a time. Be sure to check out our coffee inspired merch shop at PlanetaDeCafe.com. We donate $1 to the non-profit Puerto Rico Rise Up for every purchase made on our site. 

every purchase made on our site gives back to puerto rico

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