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Welcome to Ecuador. This small country may not make the list of the world’s most-famous coffee-producing countries, yet head out of the cities to …

Murray Cooper was one of the most famous specialty coffee farmers in Ecuador. I’m using the past tense because he’s now bankrupt.  Murray did specialty …

Welcome to the Galápagos Islands. 13 major islands, 6 smaller islands, and numerous islets that are full of unique biodiversity, some of which you …

Thriving economies vs environmental damage – it’s a common debate. We’ve seen it multiple times in agriculture: palm oil, soybeans, avocados…  but can coffee …

This year, the Asociación de Baristas Profesionales del Ecuador, Café Vélez, and Jonathan Ramírez set out to organise Ecuador’s first ever AeroPress Championship. And …

Specialty Robusta is here, it’s being celebrated, and it’s what coffee needs. In July 2016, the first ever Taza Dorada Robusta, or Robusta Gold …

Something’s changing in Ecuador. It’s visible when you stroll around the city plazas, or when you walk through fields of mountain farms. You can …

Jervis, one of La Floresta’s many trendy cafes La Floresta is Quito’s version of your favourite only-locals-know-about-it neighbourhood: a combination of trendy restaurants and …

Like any business venture, opening a café can be risky. In Quito, where specialty coffee culture is nascent, the risk is even higher. While …

In 2010, Magda Zabala traveled from La Perla, a tiny community in the Northwest of Quito, to the Ecuadorian capital. The trip was about …