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“Best Coffee in Ecuador”
Review of Cafe de Nucallacta

Cafe de Nucallacta
Ranked #13 of 537 Restaurants in Cuenca
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Mexican, Ecuadorean
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
Description: Cuenca's artisan coffee roaster. We roast small batches of premium Ecuadorian coffee, we also serve freshly brewed coffee and espresso-based drinks, both hot and cold. Try our coffee and other drinks with our breakfast or lunch menu.
Reviewed October 21, 2013

We love coffee, hunted Nucallata down on foot, found it, rejoiced then sat down for an espresso and a cappuccino. Then had another espresso and left with over two kilograms of the best coffee ever to take back home.
And if that wasn't enough we went back a second time during our short visit to Cuenca, just to sit in the glorious aroma and flavor of perfect coffee (and left with another kilo).
A gem of a place, small, unique and bubbling with the passion for coffee of the owners Rumi and Melissa. Good food, best coffee, great hosts.

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2  Thank ChadQuesnel
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Reviewed October 18, 2013

Cafe de Nucallacta became our top best coffee of choice in Cuenca. We tasted several flavors, selected expresso and auto drip brews. They are very friendly, bilingual both English and Spanish. Take your time to taste all and select your favorite...also organic coffee available. Quality and value!

2  Thank Elizabeth S
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

Just three tables. But delicious coffee burr ground and then served as you like it by charming young staff. I love the school poster look of the maps showing the correlation between coffee flavours and altitude that adorns the white walls. I have gone here every day. I prefer the stronger roast of the two they have. Please could I pack this place away and turn it into a trendy pop up cafe in Spitalfields? I could retire. Coffee less than a dollar a cup yet still the soulless gringos cluster at Coffee Bean.... Mad!

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2  Thank jsb1588
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

Best coffee in Cuenca, and best in Ecuador. I am currently back in the states and undergoing withdrawal, since I drank Rumi's coffee steadily for 2 months. You spoiled me Rumi,--best coffee ever!

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3  Thank Betonabike
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

The coffee at Cafe de Nucallacta is the best we've found in Cuenca. It is freshly ground and has a rich full flavor. We mix the medium and dark roasts to create the flavor and body we like and it is exactly what we want in our cup of coffee. You really need to do yourself a favor and pick up a bag from Rumi and Melissa. You will not be disappointed.

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2  Thank wedfd924
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