STORY AND INSPIRATION:
Coffee has been my faithful companion during my career traveling the globe performing in every array of arenas, opera houses, concerto performing art centers, jazz clubs and auditoriums. To me, as music is the universal language of the world ~ marking a special occasion or moment in one’s life, an aromatic gourmet cup of coffee is the compass when reminiscing those special moments in life. Growing up in my native Puerto Rico, I recall my grandmother serving me every morning, at an early age, a cup of “café con leche” with a piece of “pan tostado con mantequilla” for breakfast before heading out to school. A cup of coffee became my best buddy when I needed to study a new sonata, when I needed to spend countless hours in the recording studio composing a new Jazz tune or arranging a classical concerto. There are moments in life that you remember by relating to a scent, or perhaps a location. I found myself relating those moments by the aroma of my coffee.
I recall the four most important figures in my life during my childhood, adolescent and early adulthood years to whom I owe the formation and principles of the professional artist I am today-- my professors, Professor Jackie Mclean, el Maestro Lito Peña, el Maestro Leslie Lopez and el Maestro Pedro Luis Jimenez (prominent legends in the industry during their times) were all coffee drinkers. I can, to this day, vividly recollect details of personal experiences shared with each one of them by associating the aroma of the coffee they each were enjoying at that particular moment. During my traveling, my most unforgettable adventures, my quality time of relaxation, my greatest inspirations when writing or composing a song for a new album and my most successful business decisions have been reached over a cup of coffee.
Let me entice your taste buds with my CLASSIC DISTINCTIVE or my EXOTIC FLAVORED Gourmet Coffee Collections. Tease your palate with the tangy flavors of my Fruit Blend Samba. Relax with my own Jazz Blend Symphony or perhaps my Jazz Decaf Rhapsody blend. Spice your romantic encounter with the sweetness and erotic flavor of my own Chocolate-Raspberry Bolero blend. Dare you to taste the rich gourmet flavor of my Jazz Espresso Concerto. Invite you to live your moments in time over a cup of my eccentric Strawberry Amaretto Sonata, and, to mark your reflection time with the caramel, cinnamon blend of my Butter Nut Rum-ba~ with just a hint of Anisette liqueur and a touch of Ron de Puerto Rico (Puerto Rican Rum) in every cup.
JAZZ HAMILTON CAFÉ “It's time to Jazz!”
Won’t you join me for a cup!