October 25, 2020
By Olga Hernández.
Daniel Rivera, award-winning Puerto Rican barista.
On October 6, the award-winning Puerto Rican barista, Daniel Rivera, (@barista07) graced us with an afternoon filled with autumn aromas. Daniel created a special recipe to commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month with autumn flavors. What better way to celebrate our month than with a cup of 100% Puerto Rican arabica coffee which has the wonderful mission of empowering children through entrepreneurship programs on the island.
Daniel crafted this beautiful recipe using seasonal natural ingredients with the addition of an aroma glass chamber which deliciously enhanced our cafecito. He shares his autumn coffee experience with us, step by step, so our followers can savor it at home.
Chemex equipment setup courtesy of Daniel Rivera
Café Ama Love Profile: Ethically produced in Puerto Rico; medium dark roast.
Flavor notes: You can enjoy cloves, cinnamon, dark caramel and cacao.
Brewing method: Chemex method with paper filter.
Ingredients for Puerto Rican Café Cola’o:
25 grams of Café Ama Love ground
420 grams of filtered water (190 degrees Fahrenheit)
Homemade dates syrup courtesy of Daniel Rivera
Brewing Café Ama Love:
Estimated brewing time is 4:30 minutes.
Process to make the dates simple syrup:
In a blender, add dehydrated dates and water in equal parts (½ cup of dates and ½ cup of water). Filter to remove the skin. The dates will be the natural sweetener in this beverage.
Boil 1 cup of peeled pumpkin squares in water, drain and place in blender. Add 1 cup of pumpkin with ¼ cup of cold water to the blender. Blend and filter through a strainer to separate the fibers from the liquid. Discard the fibers. Add the remaining puree liquid to the beverage.
Besides the pumpkin being in season, it is a perfect ingredient for great contrast in a harmonious way to the coffee. It brings character and body to this beverage.
Once all three ingredients are combined in the Glencairn whiskey glass, the most exciting part of this recipe begins.
Homemade pumpkin puree steps courtesy of Daniel Rivera
The aroma’s glass chamber experience:
The beautiful glass chamber artifact used in this recipe was created by Daniel to allow room for the flavor steams that evoke all the sensations of autumn in this beverage. This process also alludes to what happens in our mountains during the fall when the temperatures drop, and the weather becomes cooler. During the fall, we experience shorter days and longer nights with more rainfall.
Aroma Chamber and Serving courtesy of Daniel Rivera
Enjoy the autumn aroma of our lovely mountains in a glass!
To view this award deserving presentation, click here: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CGBL66CnmPj/?igshid=1of4tbggrshsv
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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month and seasonal ingredients, Barista Daniel Rivera @barista07 teaches us how to make Café Ama Love with pumpkin.🍁 This is a delicious and easy recipe that we hope you’ll try at home and share the results with us. Tell us what you think!❤️ . . You can also purchase our products online by going to: www.cafeama.com . . . #coffeelovers #coffeecommunity #puertorico🇵🇷 #recipes #coffeerecipes #staysafe
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October 13, 2020
Hi! My name is Mayra C. Peña. My family and I are coffee lovers. Our love for coffee took us all around the island of Puerto Rico, sampling lots of different coffees alone and in combination with other drinks.
Little by little, by asking in coffee shops, reading many books, watching vlogs, and videos, I realized I wanted to make my own coffee-based drinks at home and add my special touch. That’s how the @mayra.coffeeandmore concept was born!
Through our Instagram page, I present various home-made drinks. I would like my followers to know that regardless of how you prepare your coffee, what matters is that they and their guests enjoy the final product.
There are lots of variables involved in the coffee-making process. Without a doubt, the selection of the coffee grain is the most critical. For the drinks pictured in this essay, I selected Café Ama Love.
I chose Café Ama Love not only because it is a high-quality local product, it is a coffee with social impact. Its support of young entrepreneur programs like SEEDS helps our youth create their businesses and in turn, encourages the next generation to be prepared and break the cycle of poverty. Café Ama Love is an excellent option for lots of my recipes.
In this picture, we talk about a recipe I named: Cappuccino Hispano, a simple recipe with deep taste. I started by preparing a regular 6 oz cappuccino. To make this recipe, use any milk of your choosing. You will need a pitcher where you will steam your milk, coffee, sugar, and cinnamon. Since I have an espresso machine, I used it to make my recipe but any other equipment will work, too. I used enough coffee grains for one shot of espresso, which is equivalent to 8 grams of coffee.
My equipment is already programmed and gave me a good extraction with a bit of cream on top. Then, you add the sugar. I used a medium-sized iron pitcher and filled it halfway with milk to allow space for the foam. Whipped cream and cinnamon elevate a regular cappuccino to a Capuccino Hispano. Once the milk and foam are ready, I stir it clockwise to mix it adequately, and then I pour it in the cup with the espresso shot. Once I fill the cup, I add the whipped cream and the cinnamon. I assure you, cappuccino lovers will enjoy this version, also. For more recipes, check our Instagram page, @mayra.coffee.andmore.
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