Padre e hija compartiendo la pasión por el café

Enio A Suasnávar Torres 3 comments

Ser partícipe de la industria de café de Puerto Rico es, sin duda, uno de los actos más patrióticos que uno puede hacer como puertorriqueño. Es un acto genuino de querer mejorar el status quo de nuestra isla y desde que comencé a trabajar con Cuela, no he parado de conocer personas especiales que contra viento y marea genuinamente quieren aportar su granito de arena para mejorar la industria de café de Puerto Rico y el país. En tiempos de cosecha me levantaba a las 2 de la madrugá para llevar a los trabajadores al cafetal. A través de los años, los...

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El Porqué de Café Sorpresa 🤔

Enio A Suasnávar Torres 1 comment

¡Hola! Soy Enio A. Suasnávar, Co- fundador de Cuela, y, si me estás leyendo, definitivamente te apasiona el café. Te preguntarás por qué nos involucramos en trabajar de la mano con caficultores y tostadores de Puerto Rico. La verdad es que nos apasiona saber que podemos impactar la economía de Puerto Rico con el café, un producto que está incrustado en nuestra cultura e idiosincracia. Cuela nace con el compromiso de aportar nuestro grano de arena a la reestructuración de la industria de café de Puerto Rico. ¿Cómo lo hacemos? Yendo directo a la raíz, a los productores que buscan...

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Specialty coffee roasting in Puerto Rico is in good hands

Enio A Suasnávar Torres

Today I'm here to talk to you about two people I really appreciate and I want you to know who they are. I'm here to talk about Eduardo Trabada and Gabriel Beachump. The first time I sat down to talk to them was in 2018, just when I returned from studying in Spain. Between toasts and espressos we started talking about their history in the industry and I found certain similarities with us. The first thing is that at some point we all live outside the island and return to bet, not only on our country, but also on the...

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Finca La Carmen, a coffee idyll

Enio A Suasnávar Torres 5 comments

The story of this next coffee and its farmer, the Dr. Juan Bibiloni, is very interesting. To give them a historical context, the Bibiloni planted a flag in Puerto Rico in 1917 when many Spaniards left Europe due to the agricultural boom that was in America. The first Bibiloni to arrive were Juan's grandfather and great-uncle. Upon settling in Puerto Rico, like many other immigrants, they decided to get involved in agriculture and began working for a Spanish agricultural company called Márquez y Compañía. During their stay as agricultural workers in said company, they learned everything related to agriculture. Over...

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Hacienda Masini, 150 years of coffee history

Enio A Suasnávar Torres 3 comments

In the search for the most remote coffee plantations in Puerto Rico, we have come across a mansion built in Yauco, in 1872, just at the time of the great settlement of part of Corsos. It is a great trip to the coffee history of our country. This mansion is 150 years old and is the witness of a history full of coffee in the Rubias de Yauco neighborhood. This neighborhood, without fear of being wrong, produces one of the best coffees in Puerto Rico. Its altitude of about 3,000 feet above sea level, its microclimates and its soils achieve...

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A coffee summer in Guatemala

Enio A Suasnávar Torres 3 comments

They can take away everything in life except your wisdom. I remember hearing this countless times from my dear father. Although at the moment he didn't pay attention to it, that catch phrase always stuck with me and, as time goes by, it makes more sense. Unintentionally or not, in every new project within Cuela we always seek to shelter ourselves in the element of education. We don't just want to sell you a product and that's not our purpose. Our desire has always been to present you the best coffee proposals that Puerto Rico has, but highlighting its history...

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