This delicious dark bean is consumed everywhere. Judging by the amount of coffee shops in the United States alone (over 30.000); it would be really difficult to find an adult in this great big world that has never tried coffee. Ecuador, in all its wonderful diversity, also produces some of the best coffee on the planet. Surely you’ve come across a cup of it and didn’t even know.


The Arabica variety grown in Ecuador is extremely fragrant and has great nuances of flavor. The
province of Loja is the largest producer of these premium beans, but there are other places where you can find these gems. Some of the best organic coffee you’ll ever find is grown in the middle of the Intag Valley. Its robust body and exotic notes such as peach and chocolate have made this coffee a famous one around the world.

Single Origin Coffee

Another place that produces superior beans is Galapagos. Part of the Island’s’ charm comes with its coffee. The first trees planted in this Wonder of the World are over 140 years old and until today those same trees provide 100% organic coffee. Its nice bitter touch, topped with a light hazelnut cream note, will make you sign in satisfaction after every sip.


Coffee can be pretty amazing for your brain, your skin and your body. While fruits and vegetables also have tons of antioxidants, the human body seems to absorb the most from coffee. The conditions under which is produced guarantee these attributes and benefits.

While fruits and vegetables have tons of antioxidants, the human body seems to absorb the most from coffee.

A rich source of health

The beans harvested in Ecuador are privileged and of superb quality, since they’re grown on rich volcanic soils and microclimates filled with the goodness of a fertile land. The temperatures, provided by the country’s ‘eternal spring’, and the privileged highlands ranging up to 6,000 meters above the sea level produces beans rich in nutrients and flavor.


Specialty coffee producers in Ecuador focus in much more than meticulous growing and selection of exceptional beans. Their high standards are based on social and ecological frameworks. These have been essential to enrich the lives of about half a million people whose work is directly related to coffee.

The highest standards

Specialty coffee producers in Ecuador focus in much more than
meticulous selection of exceptional beans.

Café Vélez has been a pioneer in Ecuador in promoting an ethic coffee culture. They are ‘all in’ in the process of production, motivating coffee farmers to do an extraordinary work through a fair trade model. As specialty coffee entrepreneurs, they work hand in hand with expert baristas to ensure a top quality organic coffee. Now it is your turn to experience the flavor of a real premium coffee crafted by Café Vélez.

Café Velez


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