Brief introduction about coffee and its presence in Ecuador…

Coffee is one of the most consumed stimulant drinks in the world, although there are countries that have not developed habits in their consumption, the infusion that delights for its smell and flavor.

America because of the geographical and climatic characteristics has all the conditions to cultivate coffee especially with the varieties Arabica (Coffea arabica) and robusta (Coffea canephora), as well as varieties Caturra, Bourbon, Typica, Gesha, among others. In Latin America, the coffee zones of Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Central America, Costa Rica, Panama, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador and the Caribbean, Cuba.

Ecuador is a country of the Latin American which produces, and almost exclusively, coffee of the Arabica species, being one of the largest exporters in the world of this variety. The surface assigned to the agricultural field is almost 30% of the country extending the cultivation of coffee by the east coast and the north of the country. From there, the government launched an Agro Action Plan, in the period 2003-2015; with the purpose of promoting the agricultural sector. (Susaeta, 2008)

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