Brewing Up Tourism Opportunity
“We try to have an impact on people’s lives, and motivate them. It is great to see our workers finishing their days satisfied. We put love and dedication in everything we do here, from the agricultural part to the tourism part. We are all involved in this, giving our best to Puerto Rico.”
Apart from the coffee we are also offering tours on our farm, we have a visitor center, we have a coffee shop that is open to the public Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Our project is called Hacienda Tres Angeles. Hacienda Tres Angeles comes from the names of our three daughters – Maria de los Angeles, Angelica Noemi and Victoria de los Angeles.
We approached the Tourism Company and managed to have them endorse our project. We are the first agro-tourism company endorsed by the Tourism Company of Puerto Rico. The tourism sector is the main channel of arrival of our clients. The Municipality of Ajunta also sends us many visitors. In fact, we are practically the only agro-tourism experience they recommend to visitors.
We have received tourists from all over the world: China, Japan, India, Russia, Ukraine, Germany, France, Italy, Spain. We have had tourists from the entire Americas, from Canada to Argentina.
We were able to reach all parts of the world through the Tourism Company.
The tours currently offered by Hacienda Tres Angeles are guided tours. When they arrive here at nine in the morning, we give them a short introduction in the visitor center, we then go to the farm and teach them about practices and agricultural economy, about the coffee economy, maintenance of coffee plantations, the different varieties of coffee, flora, fauna of the area. We also teach them about hydrology and geography and secondary areas. Then we go to the visitors´ center, where we show them the coffee making process, including the development, the grains selection process and milling process that we offer here.
Juan Melendez, Puerto Rico