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Best Ecuador Coffees in 2021

Ecuador is famous for coffee beans that are used in preparing tasteful coffee. Unlike other types of coffee, the Ecuador Arabica boasts of chocolaty flavored. If you have used this coffee in the past, then you can agree with me that it has some hints of fruity taste. You will also notice that Ecuador coffee has a wonderful aroma.

The Bestselling Ecuador Coffees Reviewed – March 2021​

Bestseller No. 1
Café de Loja AWARDED-ORIGIN Specialty Coffee Beans Medium/Dark Roast (2 Lbs Bag) - 6398ft. High Altitude Single Origin Organic Coffee- Best Arabica Whole Bean Coffee For Espresso, Drip and more
  • COMPLEX FLAVOR YOU WILL LOVE - 100% Arabica Whole Bean Coffee with a Medium to full body has a deep fruity flavor. Perfect for all brewing methods including Pour Over, French Press, Espresso Machine, Turkish, Cold Brew or a Traditional Drip Coffee Maker
  • NO BITTER AFTERTASTE - Our coffee is roasted perfectly to bring out the natural flavors of the bean, without over roasting/burning the bean avoiding the dreaded bitter aftertaste.
  • HIGH ALTITUDE, HIGH FLAVOR COFFEE - Grown at 6233 feet above sea level, our coffee beans are dense and flavorful, just the right amount of acidity to give it a fresh crisp taste and keep a smooth flavor
  • FRESH ARRIVAL GUARANTEE - Oxygen is the enemy of freshness, and our triple layered aluminium packaging keeps oxygen out. If your bag tastes stale, contact us within 7 days of arrival and we’ll replace it.
  • CONSISTENT FLAVOR - Our roasting process is a mix of traditional cupping by master roasters combined with scientific sampling with a roast profile to ensure each batch maintains the same consistent flavor you’ve grown accustomed to.
Bestseller No. 2
Z Beans Coffee - Ecuadorian Coffee - Specialty Whole Bean Coffee (12oz. Bag) - Single Origin - High Altitude Grown - 100% Processed Organic - 100% Farmer Validated (Dark Roast)
  • Meet Your Farmer: Milton Rivadeneira. Milton's plantation is located in Ibarra, Ecuador, and sits just at 7,000 feet in altitude. His plantation is gorgeous, filled with healthy Arabica coffee plants and exotic Ecuadorian fruits, like Pitajaya!
  • Direct Trade: All of our coffees are sourced directly from our farmer's plantations! We spend a month down in Ecuador each year, building relationships, purchasing specialty coffees, and teaching sustainability!
  • Selectively Picked: At each of our farmer's plantations, ripe coffee cherries are picked and processed, ensuring a high quality cup of coffee every time!
  • Taste the Difference: Micro-Lot farms, Selectively Picked, Processed Organic, Shade-Grown, & Expertly Roasted
  • Small Batch Roaster: We roast 25lbs at a time at our roasting facility in Macon, Georgia. The small batch allows us to craft a consistent roast each and every time!
Bestseller No. 3
Ecuador Coffee Medium Breakfast Roast Specialty Mountain Grown Single Origin Direct Trade Arabica Washed Whole Bean Coffee - Nucallacta
  • Contains 1 – 12oz bag of some of the best coffee in Ecuador
  • Direct trade coffee – We roast our coffee in Cuenca, Ecuador and work directly with producers in the award winning coffee growing province of Loja, Ecuador.
  • Region: Fundochamba, Loja
  • Altitude: 1900 masl (6233 feet)
  • Drying Process: Washed– Provides a smooth and bitterless coffee, full of complex flavors
  • Flavor Profile: Smooth with a caramel texture, spicy and sweet aroma, and raw sugarcane sweetness
  • 100% Arabica Whole Bean Coffee, Medium Breakfast Roast. Perfect for Hario V60, Melitta, Chemex, Aeropress, French Press, Cold Brew or your run of the mill Coffee Maker.
  • Why only Whole Bean? Because we cannot control when our coffee is purchased we have decided to only sell Whole Bean Coffee on Amazon. This will guarantee more freshness and flavor in your coffee when you grind and brew at home.
  • Support small business, we are artisan roasters and farmers all located in Ecuador’s Andes Mountains. We bring up our coffee directly from Ecuador to Amazon’s distribution facilities to provide some of the best coffee in Ecuador as fresh as possible directly to your kitchen cupboard.
Bestseller No. 4
Arabica Coffee Flavored Ground Coffee, Medium Dark Roasted Caffeinated | 10 Ounce Pack by Cafe Del Cerro
  • Finely ground: The medium roast coffee beans are expertly ground to preserve the quality and taste; adequate amount of caffeine is ideal to give you an energized feeling instantly
  • Rich flavor: This flavored coffee comes with special aroma flavor, citrus notes, and a flavorful rich taste; take a sip of hot or cold brewing and fall in love with the taste
  • Medium roast: This ground arabica coffee is carefully selected and expertly roasted to provide a bold taste and great aroma
  • Medium- Dark Balanced: The mild yet rich flavor of this fall flavored ground coffee is just perfect for every coffee lover
  • Package Contains: One 10-oz. bag of ground 100% Arabica Coffee from Ecuador
Bestseller No. 5
Crio Bru Brewed Cacao: Ecuador Light Roast 10oz Bag | 100% Pure Ground Cacao | Great Substitute to Herbal Tea and Coffee | Honest Energy | Keto Paleo Organic Non-GMO
  • ECUADOR LIGHT ROAST: RICH & FLORAL FLAVOR Delicious rich and floral natural chocolate floral flavor without the bitterness of a darker roast. If desired, add your favorite creamer or sweetener.
  • BREWS LIKE COFFEE | TASTES LIKE HEAVEN:Roasted, ground, and brewed just like coffee, Crio Bru Brewed Cacao has the amazing flavor and aroma of pure dark chocolate.Brew our 100% pure ground cacao in your French press or coffee maker, and your kitchen will have the aroma of pure dark chocolate heaven in no time.
  • SUPERFOOD PACKED W/ NUTRIENTS:Cacao is packed with nutrients like antioxidants to boost your immune system and magnesium to support bone, brain, and heart health. Additionally, while low in carbs and calories, cacao also acts as a natural appetite suppressant. Best of all, cacao is loaded with natural mood enhancers that can help you feel great, increase focus, reduce stress, and sleep better.
  • HONEST ENERGY:Brewed cacao is 99.9% caffeine free but contains theobromine, a naturally occurring stimulant found in cacao that can be longer lasting, milder, and more pleasant than caffeine.
  • 10 OZ BAG – Makes 23 standard 8oz cups of CrioBru when prepared according to the directions.
Bestseller No. 8
Ecuador Coffee Dark Espresso Roast Specialty Mountain Grown Single Origin Direct Trade Arabica Washed Whole Bean Coffee - Nucallacta
  • Contains 1 – 12oz bag of some of the best coffee in Ecuador
  • Direct trade coffee – We roast our coffee in Cuenca, Ecuador and work directly with producers in the award winning coffee growing province of Loja, Ecuador.
  • Region: Quilanga, Loja
  • Altitude: 1600 masl (5249 feet)
  • Drying Process: Washed– Provides a smooth and bitterless coffee, full of complex flavors
  • Flavor Profile: Smooth with a dark chocolate texture, spicy and sweet aroma, and raw sugarcane sweetness
  • 100% Arabica Whole Bean Coffee, Medium Dark Espresso Roast. Perfect for Chemex, Aeropress, French Press, Espresso Machine, Cold Brew or your run of the mill Coffee Maker.
  • Why only Whole Bean? Because we cannot control when our coffee is purchased we have decided to only sell Whole Bean Coffee on Amazon. This will guarantee more freshness and flavor in your coffee when you grind and brew at home.
  • Support small business, we are artisan roasters and farmers all located in Ecuador’s Andes Mountains. We bring up our coffee directly from Ecuador to Amazon’s distribution facilities to provide some of the best coffee in Ecuador as fresh as possible directly to your kitchen cupboard.
Bestseller No. 9
Single Estate Coffee Ecuador Tambo Quinde, Whole Beans, Dark Roast 12oz 340grams
  • Single Estate Cloud Forest Coffee from Ecuador
  • Grown and harvested in the Ecuadorean Cloud Forest
  • Grown at high altitude - 6000 feet elevation
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Shade-grown
Bestseller No. 10
Choffy Brewed Chocolate Ecuador French Roast 12oz, coffee alternative, coffee substitute
  • THE ORIGIN OF CHOFFY - These single estate cacão beans from Ecuador have a robust coffee-like flavor with a smooth aftertaste. A healthier alternative for regular coffee drinkers.
  • TONS OF ANTIOXIDANTS - Did you know that in just 8 oz of Choffy Brewed Chocolate you get more antioxidants than you would in 1.5 servings of blueberries? It's true! And the they are some of the harder working antioxidants, which means that they buffer lactic acid out of your muscles and vital organs, and fight free radicals.
  • WHOLE30 APPROVED, PALEO AND VEGAN - We are pleased to announce that Choffy has been accepted into the Whole30 family! Having only 1 ingredient, Choffy is the definition of whole food; no additives, no fillers, nothing but 100% amazing, chocolaty, good-for-you cacão.
  • HEALTHY STIMULANT - Theobromine is a healthy stimulant that is gentle on your system. It's a vasodilator, which means that it stimulates the vascular system to open up and allow for healthier blood flow. It gives you more energy, but not the messy energy from caffeine. You get a clean boost of energy that last longer than caffeine, but is healthy for you.
  • GREAT FOR WEIGHT LOSS - Cacao also helps with weight loss! Portions of the Cacao bean have been proven to help your body stop from digesting certain fats. It also helps allow your body to produce muscle, leading to burning more calories.

Coffee in Ecuador was introduced in the mid-19th century. It is at this time when plantation farming was started in the coastal region of this country. Keep in mind that large plantations are still in existence in Ecuador. However, over the years we have experienced slow converting of plantation farming to small scale farming. Nowadays, most of the farms are managed by families. These families specialize in certain bean species.

Many people still believe that coffee must be grown in the highlands. That is not the case with coffee in Ecuador. Coffee in this country is grown along with the Amazon coastal region pockets. This country is becoming a solution for people who have been searching for sustainable small scale coffee source.

Coffee varieties are grown in Ecuador

Arabica

This type of coffee is grown in the western and southern part of Ecuador. People prefer taking this type of coffee for its uniqueness and rich flavor. You will definitely like the great sweetness and chocolate notes that come with this coffee.

Robusta

Similar to Arabica coffee, this type of coffee is produced in the western region of Ecuador. In the last couple of years, this coffee has been used for making instant coffee. It is one of the bitterest types of caffeinated coffee. It boasts of a dark appearance. When compared to the organic Arabica coffee, Robusta coffee is low graded.

Coffee growing regions in the country

Intag

This coffee growing region is adjacent to the Ecological Reserve. You will find high graded organic Arabica beans that are shaded by the native trees in this region.

Pacto

This region is found a few miles from the city. Additionally, this region is well known for its panela blocks. The main reason behind this is that most workers in coffee farms arrived here as they searched for jobs.

Factors behind the coffee decline in Ecuador

Since coffee was first grown in the 19th century, it remained the major export from this country until the 1970s. Coffee was overtaken by products such as oils and bananas in the 1970s. In most cases, coffee is mixed with other crops that include bananas and mangoes. Here are some of the factors that contribute to the fall of the coffee industry in Ecuador.

  • Low prices.
  • There are organizations that support the importing of standard and cheap coffee from other countries.
  • The country has high poverty levels.

Final Thoughts

Recently, we have witnessed the Ecuador government introducing training and pioneer technology with the main aim of improving the quality of coffee in Ecuador. The future of coffee growing in the country is promising owing to the rise in international prices.