Esmeraldas Coast, Ecuador
Preserve the cloud forest home of the silky tree frogs
behind the bean
These unique Arriba beans grow in the pacific cloud forest on the edge of the Cotacachi Cayapas Nature Reserve in Ecuador’s Esmeraldas region. Indiginous Chachi communities grow pure Arriba Nacional in their cacao gardens many hours up the Cayapas river.
By Ian Matthew Baker