Eureka! The Best Coffee in Ecuador

The wet chicken burrito was $2.99, the salad $2.

The wet chicken burrito was $2.99, the salad $2.

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Stevie’s Americano with milk and carrot cake.

A perfect flat white!

A perfect flat white!

He knows coffee!

He knows coffee!

$5.25 for 400 grams, just under a pound.

$5.25 for 400 grams, just under a pound.

I found it! The most delicious coffee of Ecuador. – a flat white.  It’s 2 shots of espresso with 1 part whole milk topped with a bit of foam.  We visited a Cafe Ñucallacta this evening and were thrilled to find a wet burrito on the menú and a southwest salad. Oh! The favors were just what we’ve been craving!  They also offer carnitas tacos and chicken fajitas.  We topped it off with coffee and the house specialty, carrot cake for dessert.  For our use at home we also purchased 400 grams of a medium roast coffee just roasted today.  Can’t wait to go back!

The owner was born in the USA to an Ecuadorian father, learned all about coffee in Costa Rica, does small batch roasting, and has a cafe in Cuenca.

if you’re interested check out his interesting and informative blog:
http://cafenucallacta.com/the-new-and-the-old-in-specialty-coffee/#comment-1611

Many thanks to Connie Pombo of Living and Retiring in Ecuador for her list of favorite restaurants where she mentions Cafe Ñucallacta.

http://living-and-retiring-in-ecuador.blogspot.com

4 responses to “Eureka! The Best Coffee in Ecuador

  1. I can thank Sara at Zero Latitude Living for linking readers to your blog It’s been fun reading your posts, following your travels and wondering what great stories you’ll be sharing soon!

    Thanks for the heads up on the best coffee in Ecuador Thanks for the links to their site as well.

    Enjoy the rest of your travels; sign me up as a passenger on your journey!

    Lisa/Z

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    • Yikes! Now I’m nervous knowing Ecuador regulars are following along! Funny thing though; I’ve read many Ecuador blogs (including Sara’s) and thought I’d possible run into them on the streets or in the cafes here in Cuenca! Lisa, glad to have you along – and thanks for your kind words.

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      • Ps. The Cafe Ñucallacta espresso machine had to be sent in for service the day after I first visited. I’m anxiously awaiting its return. In the meantime we enjoy Windhorse Cafe, Cafe Austria and Tutti Freddo.

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      • Too bad that you were as close as Bahia, and we didn’t cross paths.. I would have made that hour’s bus ride to say, ‘Welcome to Manabi!”

        There’s no need to be nervous (I know you’re not’!) —- there’s always room for more friends! Lisa/Z

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