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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