When I moved to South America, I made a lot of assumption about what it was going to be like. One of the assumptions was that coffee would be at every turn and it would be delicious. I mean, Columbia is stones throw away from Ecuador, we should have the best coffee in the word. Then I found the truth.
Ecuadorians drink instant coffee. Yeap, no brewing, no pressing, just a spoonful of Nescafe in a cup of water, and boy oh boy, yummy coffee. I really hate instant coffee, and when I was unable to locate a french press when I first arrived I bought a drip machine and started looking through the few brands of ground coffee. Really nothing was all that great. I brought some starbucks back from the states, but it quickly ran out. Maybe it was time to kick the coffee habit.
Then a friend sent me info on Cafe Velez. Really this place is great. They deliver me 2 bags of coffee after I email them, sometimes that very same day, and then I send transfer $8 to their account via our bank’s website.
Highly recommended for anyone living in Quito, who is looking for some excellent coffee!