Coffee is a huge part of social culture and morning routines around the world, but each place coffee is grown and roasted will offer distinct flavors and a different experience, meaning if you are a coffee lover, you should always try locally grown and roasted coffee from Ecuador.
Because of the favorable climates in Ecuador, coffee is grown in various parts of the country (even in unexpected places such as the Galapagos Islands) and the lush cloud forest is indeed one of them. The great thing about much of the coffee here, other than the delicious flavors, is that it is often produced and processed on a smaller scale, meaning it is more environmentally friendly, and buying coffee here is buying directly from the community, maybe even from a specific family, helping to stimulate the local economy.
There are coffee tours offered within the cloud forest that take you through the entire process of how coffee is grown, harvested, roasted, and finally tasted, which of course is followed up by you tasting the coffee yourself – and we swear it tastes even better after you have seen how it is made! As well, the many charming coffee shops and restaurants here will almost always be brewing you a fresh cup of locally produced coffee to start your day of adventures.
There is something special about getting to try locally cultivated and prepared food and beverages, and our team at Galapagos Renaissance is passionate about providing a truly immersive local experience while also stimulating the local economy, as part of our commitment to regenerative tourism and sustainability. Ask us about our different journeys today.