by Lloyd Burgess — 16 February 2018
Not quite as famous on the speciality coffee scene as some other South American countries, Ecuador does have potential. Factors including low productivity, changing the currency to the dollar and high production costs have led to a declining coffee industry in Ecuador, however with many fertile lands at desirable altitudes it may only take a little investment to generate more speciality coffee in Ecuador. Traceability is fairly poor in Ecuador but lots traced back to a group of producers can still be good.
The high quality Ecuadorian coffee’s possess sweet flavours and delicate acidity. Mainly well balanced with notes of stone fruit and the occasional floral characteristic.
Overall, enjoyable and satisfying coffees.