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Puerto Rican coffee has over 200 years of history. Some historians believe it was first introduced to the island in 1736 by the Spaniards, who found the mountainous region perfect for harvesting coffee plants. Others ascribe the arrival of Arabica beans to a Corsican monk that emigrated to Puerto Rico – also in the late 1700s – in search of a better life.
Regardless of who introduced the fruit, the first coffee beans were sown in Puerto Rico by the end of the 18th century, and coffee quickly became an economic driver. The demand was such that even the pope requested Puerto Rican coffee, giving it the reputation of being the coffee of "popes and kings." Even the Royal Courts of Europe tasted Puerto Rico's cupped lighting.
What makes Puerto Rican coffee stand out is a combination of where it is grown and how it is processed. The island's volcanic soil, as well as the coffee being grown at altitude (up to 3,500 feet above sea level) and in the shade, bring out those extraordinary flavors.
The process of gathering and roasting the beans brings out the specific attributes of the coffee while maintaining very high-quality standards.