The coffee grounds are so dense, the machine, almost a decade old, had difficulty to force the water through, blowing up as a figure of speech.
Now I have to use a stupid, shitty Greka to have coffee in the morning, a decades old habit, until a substitute is found.
Coffea arabica, of the Rubiaceae family and related to gardenias, does not look or taste the same, lacking the rich bubbly foam possible from the heated vapor.
Puertoricans, ever with the inferiority complex due to our USA foster mother political relations, will tell any gullible nitwit, that our coffee is the BEST in the WORLD, because once upon a time the Vatican had some of it.
However, there are 70 countries in Latin America, South East Asia and Africa producing coffee. I like Colombians a lot since I had a chance to taste them during my exile in Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan. Therefore do not accept that silly untrue claim.
Let the record show that isle nationals are not prone to collect the beans in the heat, inclined terrain, with plenty of nasty insects that make life miserable, receiving in peanuts in turn, for the effort. For that reason the crops continue a similar down hill turn...Eventually, we will pack coffee from Costa Rica or any other cheap one, and sell like the rums, as Puertorican. What is the difference?
The worst national prevarication is about Puerto Rican Rums.
Saccarum officinarum, or sugar cane is the essence to manufacture rum. Bacardi, Don Q, Palo Viejo and everyjuan else lies to you, to me, stating, calling these rums Puertorican, when the molasses are imported from Dominican Republic since there is NO sugar cane in concrete/asphalt isle except to make perhaps a couple of bottles of guarapo.
That is that.