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Last month, for our Isla Bonita Coffee opening at Halcyon Coffeehouse, I contacted the baristas at some of the most original Puerto Rico Spanish coffee shops or panaderias, Kasalta and Panaderia Espana. I got their insights on Puerto Rico coffee drink preparation. Here’s a summary:
Coffee Preparation Puerto Rico Style
A. Black (Pocillo)
B. With 1/2 portion or less hot milk, not steamed (Con Leche)
C. 2 drops hot milk, not steamed (Cortadito)
Cafe Con Leche
A. 1/2 Espresso Coffee 1/2 Hot milk, not steamed
Espresso shot Add 2-3 teaspoons of anise instead of sugar
Espresso cup. First sugar. One spoonful espresso. Grind sugar with cup, till sugar gets caramelized. Add rest of espresso.
Puerto Rico produces 100,000 quintales (100 lb. burlap bags) or 10,000,000 lbs. of coffee. Local demand is 20,000,000 lbs. of coffee. The government has to solicit the difference in an auction from other countries. Therefore, many coffees made for local consumption like Yaucono, Cafe Crema, and others may or may not be 100% Puerto Rico. Isla Bonita Coffee Puerto Rico is made from a blend that includes the top 5% of all the coffee produced in the island (specialty grade).