In 1925 Don José “Pepe” Garrido Morales established in the city of Caguas a small warehouse where he produced coffee with rudimentary tools. His coffee had no name and it was distributed by a single man who sold the bags of flour all over the town. A year later Don Pepe married an elegant lady name Matilde Alonso who added a great commercial vision to her husband’s business. Together they laid the first foundations of what would later become a very productive company. Café Crema was born with a minimum investment and with the help of three employees.
By 1928 Don Pepe thought about acquiring a more effective and faster engine to grind his coffee. His ideas were almost interrupted by the terrible hurricane, San Felipe. But despite the heavy downpours and floods, Don Pepe crossed through a large river to the town of Aguas Buenas, and from there he brought a gasoline engine to his warehouse that made the production more efficient.
Little by little coffee growers in the area increased the sale of raw coffee. The company grew and its personnel multiplied. Still without exceeding the operational limits of Caguas, Café Crema stood out in the market for its exceptional quality. In the decade of the ‘40s they already had a better mill, even though the process remained essentially manual. A concrete building was also built for roasting. At that time Puerto Rico left a substantial surplus for export each year.
Over time Café Crema came to cover the eastern area of the Island, becoming one of the leading companies. Don Pepe’s dedication to overcome every adversity is what drives Café Crema’s passion to continue serving the best cup of coffee. To this day, Café Crema is considered as one of the leading coffee brands in the local market.
Tasting profile: Medium roast and traditional grind. Creamy flavors and balanced acidity. Available regular, decaf, instant, espresso and supremo.