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Puerto Rico's little secret

The San Franciso Chronicle reports (31 July 2005) that long before Starbucks and even Sanka, coffee produced in the cool mountain region of Puerto Rico was internationally beloved -- so much that Puerto Rico, barely the size of Connecticut, was among the world's largest, proudest coffee exporters. The cafes of Vienna, Paris and Madrid served Puerto Rican coffee in the 19th century, as did European monarchs and even the Vatican. But while short and sturdy coffee trees still flourish on parts of the island, it is hard to find Puerto Rican coffee anywhere now. Find the full story here.

Posted by Cynthia on August 5, 2005 at 01:45 PM in Coffee, Puerto Rico | Permalink