The island has a huge amount of cacao, the second largest bean crop after the cocoa beans.
A small island in the middle of a hurricane can only afford so many cafes.
But cafés can help locals stay afloat.
“Cafes are the last place where you can get milk and sugar, which is really, really hard,” said José González.
He was working on a bar at a coffee shop in the city of San Juan.
“We don’t have any milk and we can’t afford to have sugar.
We don’t eat much milk because we are hungry.”
González is one of the many workers who have been making coffee and cocoa at the cafés since they opened.
“Café Corazon is the best.
I love the smell of coffee and the people, it’s a good place to go,” he said.
Gigantes café in San Juan, Puerto Rico, is one example of how Puerto Ricans are using coffee as a way to keep afloat.
It’s called Gigantes.
Farming a business model in the face of an extreme weather eventGigante is a small coffee shop owned by Maria Corazon.
The café, located in the southern part of the island, has been open since the hurricane.
Maria Corazon, who was born in Puerto Rican territory of Puerto Rico in 1929, has lived in Puerto Ricos capital, San Juan for the past three decades.
Maria lives in the capital, with her husband, Jose Manuel Gonzalez, and their three children.
The Corazon family has been operating a small business in the town of Puerto Olímpico since 2009, selling milk and other goods.
A few days before Maria was killed, Maria’s husband Jose was working in a coffee and chocolate shop in San Fernando, where the café is located.
They were all caught in the midst of the hurricane, as they were unable to leave their homes.
In the days before the storm, the café had started making a lot of coffee.
“I could not make it for the whole day.
We had to start from scratch,” Jose said.
Maria Corazón, Maria Corazona, Maria.
In an interview with Al Jazeera, Maria says she has been making her own coffee since she was 14.
Cafés are important for a lot more reasons than just the coffee itself.
They provide jobs and economic opportunity to a lot people in Puerto Rico.
It also helps rebuild the economy.
“They are a good way to get around, and I think it’s good to have these people who are in the industry, especially the women,” said Maria Coraza, adding that they also have an impact on the town.
The number of Puerto Ricohans who work in the coffee industry in Puerto Olipico is almost two times higher than in other areas of the country, such as Puerto Rico’s capital city, San Pedro Sula.
Maria Corazo said that she had been working in the business since she had a baby and her husband was a nurse.
The two have worked hard to raise their three young children, who are also nurses.
The couple started making their own coffee at the coffee shop, using a mixture of milk, cocoa and spices.
But the café also sells other goods, such to the food chain, such a chocolate bar.
Many of the workers at Gigantes Café Corazon in San Jose, Puerto Rio, have been using the coffee and coffee-related goods to keep themselves afloat.
The couple also sell their chocolate to the local community.
Mariano García, a 26-year-old who lives in Puerto Piedras capital of San José, has a chocolate shop that sells coffee, cocoa, and other foodstuffs.
He started making his own chocolate bars in the small café when he started working there in 2013.
“We had some problems at the beginning, but we have been able to overcome it.
The coffee was not good, but I have learned to love the process,” he told Al Jazeera.