Facing the new reality and a change in our lives that was not planned, it just came. The first thing was to address Maria’s health situation, which was resolved positively. Then we had to face our economic situation as there was no longer a stable income in our home. It was then that we embarked on a new life project and became farmers. At the beginning we did not know what we were finally going to do, but little by little we explored possibilities and we based our search on two fundamental principles for our agricultural project, which had to be a crop of a product that was adapted to the climate of Puerto Rico and that this product had the potential to be exported. In this search, we identified cocoa as the product that met both requirements. But what cocoa should we produce? We then began to study the international cocoa market and found that there is a classification for a special cocoa known as Cacao Fino y de Aroma. Because Puerto Rico is a small island with limited arable land, we understood that there was an opportunity if we produced a special cocoa.
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