Puerto Rico – in English ‘the rich harbor’
- The coffee industry is not only an important factor in agriculture but also has a very long tradition.
- Already in the middle of the 18th century the first coffee plants were imported.
- The climate and nutrient-rich soils provide ideal conditions for coffee cultivation as mixed cultures.
- So the coffee from Puerto Rico is speciality coffee, if not one of the world’s best.
- Fairtrade, minimum hourly wages, environmental protection and no child labor are given here.
- The taste is intense and long lasting, it is mild and has a full body.
- In addition there are fruit notes with light spices, the acid is tender. The taste experience is rounded off by a touch of dark chocolate.
- A very high-quality coffee is the “Yauco Selecto”, which remains in the pods until shipment, in order not to lose freshness.
- The perfect beans for the typical way to prepare coffee – as cafe colao. Get the recipe below.
Traditional Preparation in Puerto Rico
- For each cup of coffee bring 1 cup of water to boil in a pot.
- Add 1 heaped tsp of coffee per cup of water.
- Then simmer 3-5 min. (<100 ° C) and stir.
- After filter through a colador (coffee sock) into the cups.
- If you want to enjoy coffee with milk and sugar, heat up 1/4 of the amount of milk, add sugar to taste until it begins to foam.
- Add to the coffee and serve.
Coffee for Cafe Colao
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