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May 28th, 2010

Granitos, Humacao, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rican Coffee

 

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If you are from the eastern side of the island of Puerto Rico, specifically, from the town of Humacao you must have grown up eating granitos.  At that time we would go to the Plaza del Mercado, the local market and get them while they were still warm.  They would start selling them very early in the morning.  Always placed in a brown paper bag.

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Nowadays, you can get them from different vendors around town.  But, people who know about this delicacy, yes, a delicay, come from all over the island because they are only made in Humacao, in the Patagonia neighborhood.  They are sold in boxes and very cheap, I may add.

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It is a simple, pink house, where the granitos are made and there is no sign to tell you that you have arrived.  So, unless you know where you are going you will not find them.

They are made out of rice flour and shaped to look almost like flat canoe.  Then, a small piece of cheese is placed on top. 

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The method of cooking?  Deep fried.  That’s it.  They turn a golden color and they are just delicious. 

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This fritura, is the perfect companion to a good cup of Puerto Rican coffee. 

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I went to check a few of them.  The big event to take place in September is the Puerto Rico Coffee Expo which will be on the 18th and 19th, at the Hotel La Concha in San Juan.  Please visit www.puertoricoescafe.com for more info.

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The first coffee I got was 1739 Kfe Artesanal from Utuado, Puerto Rico.  Utuado is located in the mountains and they refer to their coffee as black gold.  It is a true Puertorican coffee with ecology in mind.  Please visit their website www.1739kfe.com.

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The next two are from Hacienda Monte Alto in Adjuntas.  One is called Aroma del Cielo, which is a medium dark roast and the other one is called Cafe Monte Riqueno which is a superior grade.  Please visit their website www.haciendamontealto.com.   I have just been drinking the Aroma del Cielo and it is very good; bold and rich just as it should be.

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Have a great day….and talk to you later….

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14 Responses to “Granitos, Humacao, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rican Coffee”

  1. Francheska Martinez says:

    Hola,yo estoy loca por comerme unos granitos pero,el problema es que no los puedo conserguir ,ya que vivo en la florida;me gustaria comprarle a ustedes los granitos pero quiero saver si ustede me los envian a florida solo quiero saver cuanto me sale 3 cajas de granitos y y el envio para que me lo manden si es que se puede porfavor,se lo agradesere un monton.Me pueden escribir en este correo electronico. cristiana-100@hotmail.com,y si me pueden dar su numero mejor gracias.

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  3. Marline Medero says:

    Hola,yo tengo la misma situacion que la compañera Francheska. Por Favor si pudieran enviar mas informacion, como los precios y cual sea el proceso de envio a el siguiente correo electronico, Corienadel@hotmail.com. Se lo agredeciria en el alma.

  4. Eric Roman says:

    Vivo en Arkansas pero nací en el barrio Tejas de Humancao y me encantan los granos. Cuando voy a visitar a my familia lo primero que hago es ir a la plaza de Humacao y comprar grano. Estoy muy orgulloso de my pueblo y de los granos de patagonia. Gracias.

  5. admin says:

    Son deliciosos. Sabes que en Facebook hay una pagina de los Humacaenos Ausentes y ponen tambien muchas cosas de Humacao. Tambien hay otra pagina que tengo que ver el nombre y te la envio. Gracias por tus comentarios.

  6. luis says:

    Me gustaria compra vivo en estados unidos

  7. Aida Rivera says:

    Te felicito por promover lo de nuestro pais
    Quisiera conseguir unas dozenas de granos sim
    freir.. Cual es el telefono y la direccion
    gracias

  8. admin says:

    Dejame ver si lo puedo consequir. Ellos estan en su casa y no creo que los envien fuera de Puerto Rico. Dame unos dias a ver si lo consigo.

  9. Riko Fontanez says:

    Necesito si hay envios a Texas dejemen saber si es possible, Humacaeño aqui del Barrio Cotto Mabu

  10. admin says:

    Vas a tener que llamarlos, pero creo que todo es local. Gracias.

  11. Neydanj Feliciano says:

    Estoy de visita en PR y quiero ordenar unas cajas para ir a recogerlas. Alguien sabe el número del local? Muchas gracias.

  12. Millie says:

    Necesito infomacion de si hacen envios a estadis unidos de granitos de humacao! Please

  13. admin says:

    Ellos no hacen envios a Estados Unidos.

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