Puerto Rican Coffee Beans

Region: Caribbean
Profile: Rich, sweet
Production: 10 million lbs (0.1% global production)
Global Rank: 44
Varieties: 100% Arabica, 0% Robusta, 0% Liberica
Puerto Rico

Puerto Rican Coffee Overview

Puerto Rico was among the world leaders in coffee production until it was annexed by the United States in 1898 after which production began to fall in favor of sugar cane. However, coffee has made a comeback as Puerto Rico now produces 10 million pounds annually, most of which is grown around 2,500 feet in elevation in the municipalities of San SebastianLares, and Las Marias in the central and northwest parts of the country.

About one-third of all coffee grown in Puerto Rico is consumed locally with the remainder exported. Puerto Rican coffee is regarded as smooth and relatively sweet.

Puerto Rican Coffee Beans: Detailed Review

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Bryan De Luca

I'm Bryan but most people know me as The Coffee Maven. I grew up outside Boston, Massachusetts and received my Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from Providence College. My first introduction to coffee was during my college days, when I used it as a source of caffeine to fuel late-night study sessions, but soon I became obsessed with the chemistry of coffee. How did changes to water temperature or contact time affect its taste? Why do beans from Africa taste fruity while beans from Indonesia taste spicy? I launched The Coffee Maven in February 2017 to explore these questions and help others brew their perfect cup. Welcome to my site, and thanks for reading!