Hacienda La Lealtad or Hacienda la Esperanza (Lealtad plantation, in English) is an historical coffee plantation in the barrio La Torre, Lares, Puerto Rico. A huge hacienda, it was established in 1830 through Juan Bautista Plumley, a French immigrant who came to Puerto Rico with enslaved people.
Juan Bautista was born in France in 1797 on the 8th of September and was christened Jean Baptiste Henri Plumley. The guests at the Hacienda begin their visit with a stop at Cafe Bistro, which is known for using local produce and natural juices to make its desserts and dishes.
The next step is into a greenhouse that is on-site where they can learn about the various varieties of coffee seeds and the ways they’re produced. After that, they observe how the plant transforms the coffee seeds into coffee grains. The final stage is in a lab where guests are able to sample the rich flavours of coffee that are available.
The tours at Hacienda Lealtad are offered Monday through Thursday between 8 am and 12 pm or 1 pm until 4 pm. Make reservations.
Hacienda Lealtad, Lares Contact Details
Address: Bo. Buenos Aires Carretera 128, Km 41.8, Lares, PR
Email: [email protected]