Hacienda Central Pellejas -Guyanabo near Adjuntas. Owned by Luis Ramos.
Hacienda El Jibarito - San Sabastian (787-280-4040)
Hacienda Patricia - Ponce
Hacienda Safra - Adjuntas. (787-829-5826)
Hacienda San Pedro - Jayuya
Historic coffee haciendas expected to bring a boost to Puerto Rico's tourism business - By Gay Nagle Myers, Travel Weekly, August 26, 2008. The selected and certified plantations are Café Bello and Sagra in Adjuntas; Anna Coffee Estate [filed for Chapter 11 in 2012], Hacienda Gripiñas and Hacienda San Pedro in Jayuya; Café Laredo in Lares; Palma Escrita/La Casona in Las Marias, Hacienda Buena Vista and Hacienda Patricia in Ponce; and Hacienda El Jibarito in San Sebastian.
Monte Alto - 787-829-5353
Museo Del Cafe - 42 Calle Palmer Cabalines, Ciales. (787-871-3439)
Yauco Selecto AA - "Puerto Rican coffee from the Yauco region represented a standard of excellence in production that many other countries sought to imitate by the 1890s. Grown on the Southwestern Mountains of the island, this "Island" coffee is known for its mild flavor. Price is determined by the cost of production and the availability." (Forbes Magazine, July 2006.)
Defendiing a Sanctuary With Paint and Song - By Rachel Nuwer, New York Times, August 13, 2012. "Culebra's near-pristine nature lends inspiration to local artists like Jorge Acevedo, whose creations - on paper, wood, canvas, steel or even in song - depict mangroves, pelicans, turtles and crabs in bold reds, yellows and azure blues."
Café del Angel - 1106 Avenue Ashford, San Juan (787-643-7594)
Casa Lola - 1006 Ashford Avenue, Condado, San Juan (787-998-2918)
Coquito - " Eggnog-like beverage traditionally served in Puerto Rico. It is made with rum, egg yolk, coconut milk, coconut cream, sweet condensed milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. The drink is commonly associated with the Christmas holidays." (Wikipedia)
Guanabana - Soursop,, the fruit of Annona muricata.
Horchata - "Name of several kinds of traditional beverages, made of ground almonds, sesame seeds, rice, barley, or tigernuts (chufas)...In Puerto Rico, horchata is made with sesame seeds ground with rice, vanilla and cinnamon with either evaporated milk, milk or water. Some recipes call for coconut milk, allspice and rum. " (Wikipedia)
English Short Title Catalog 1473-1800 - "The English Short-Title Catalog (ESTC) is a vast database designed to include a bibliographic record, with holdings, of every surviving copy of letterpress produced in Great Britain or any of its dependencies, in any language, worldwide, from 1473-1800. In order to increase access to these items, we include references to microfilm, digital, and other facsimile versions. All of our records are fully searchable online.
The ESTC is the joint effort of the British Library, the American Antiquarian Society, the ESTC/NA, and our many contributing libraries throughout the world." Also accessible via University of California.
Hacienda Pomarrosa - The Golden Roseapple Farm, Carr. 511 Esq. Carr. 143, Barrio Anón, Sector Hogares Seguros Ponce 00715 (787-460-8934). Beautiful accommodations and you can take a coffee tour. A hidden treasure. Highly recommended by this author (Margaret Anderson) and TripAdvisor.
Rum Punch - "One of sour, two of sweet, three of strong and four of weak."
Mellow Old Rums, Worthy of a Snifter - By Frank Prial, New York Times, July 9, 1997. "Light rums are not the ones connoisseurs prize. They prefer aged rums, made in old-fashioned pot stills and matured for years in oak barrels. The wood imparts both flavor and color, as it does for Cognac and Armagnac. Like them, rum is a brandy, but it is made from sugar cane, rather than grapes. Some producers, like Mount Gay in Barbados, label one of their blends just that way: sugar cane brandy."
Artesanias y Folclorica de la Familia Ayala - Loiza. Santiago masks. From San Juan take 187 East to Loiza, cross the bridge into town and continue about two miles; Ayalas on the right). See Traditions Behind the Fiesta Unmasked by Charles Hillinger, May 6, 1990.
Bacardi Anejo Rum
Carvings of Saints - especially the Three Kings
Cigars - Don Collins is a good brand
Coffee - Yaucono coffee is the best
Estudio Arte de Samuel Lind - Rte. 187, Km 6.6, Loíza, 00772 (787-876-1494)
Rum - look for Barrilito Tres Estrellas (three stars) or Trigo Reserva Añeja
Puerto Rico - Alison Cook, Gourmet, March 2000. Chef Alfredo Ayala shares some of his favorites. "Toward Arecibo, in the rural hamlet of Guayaney, we pay a call on octogenarian Francisco Rosario, whose mustache is frosted with sawdust. In a quirky studio heaped with blocks of tropical wood, Rosario hand-turns the handsome mortars and pestles (the island's original blenders) that are essential to Ayala's kitchen. A mortar made from the dense guayacán tree can add the weight of a bowling ball to your suitcase.
And it would be a sin to fly away without paying respects to La Bombonera, the wonderful old coffee shop with famously cranky old waiters. At the long counter, facing an antique, domed coffee machine, you can watch as the big local oranges called chinas are squeezed to order. "But," says Ayala, "you only come here for one thing." I have come to think of that one thing as one of the world's great sandwiches: Ask for a mallorca (La Bombonera's signature snail-shaped yeast roll smothered in powdered sugar) with ham, egg, and cheese. You will be presented with an eccentric combination of salty, sweet, and fried-egg frizzle, all pressed Cuban style and bound up with gooey orange cheese. Chased with strong café con leche, it makes for the kind of memory that is better than any souvenir."