Coffee culture is fascinating. Different in Puerto Rico from St Maarten in many ways but essence is the same.
They favor bitter cups of coffee in the Caribbean, IMHO. Dark roasted blends of Latin American beans, often strengthened with Robusta beans. Body is always unbalanced. Coffee is never ground on demand so it spoils quickly in the heat and humidity. But in Puerto Rico they favor the espresso and cortadito whereas in SXM they favor filter coffee and Lattes or flavored coffee with syrups.
It’s just painful to taste all the uncleaned portafilters and old grinds together with the “spoiled” grinds that have been sitting there too long. Such a shame. Keeping up the spirit for a good coffee. Even if one in a hundred.