FAQ #68 – What About WHOLE BEAN COFFEE In Ecuador?

Whole bean coffee in Ecuador is very popular. In fact, we hear our neighbors grinding theirs every morning at 6:10AM!

Ecuador grows some of the best coffee in the world and you can find a variety of roasts and flavors, both caffeinated and decaf, at the grocery stores. We used to buy fresh ground coffee in Cuenca at Mercado 27 de Febrero on Thursday mornings at the outdoor market.

Since we left Cuenca, we’ve been buying the pre-ground Loja variety from Sweet & Coffee, which is Ecuador’s version of Starbucks. They have cafés throughout Ecuador, but they also sell packaged coffee at the grocery store.

We encourage you to try a variety of different producers and blends to see which one you like best!

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