I came across this local drink having dinner with a couple of clients at Lucia Pie House in Cumbaya.
Mama Negra Andean Licor is a sugar cane licor with aromatic herbs. It has a kick to it (40% alc), it’s also smooth and sweet. Mama Negra is distilled in Lasso, Cotopaxi. The province of Cotopaxi enjoys important cultural traditions which are evidenced during the renowned festivities of Pujili and the emblematic Mama Negra festival in Latacunga. The liquor is three times distilled and filtered and aromatized with local flavors such as capuli, cinnamon, and Guayusa. Highly recommended!
Galapagos Connoisseur offers a really cool short tour to kill some time before you have to take their late-night return flight home. What we do is we pick you up at the airport when you return from Galapagos and take you out to dinner in Cumbaya. Cumbaya is a small quaint and up-and-coming town close to the airport. We can schedule a Covid test as well and you can have a nice time before you have to check in for your return flight.
Back to the subject at hand, when I travel around Ecuador with my clients or family I like to find, try and discover new products made locally. Be it a great liquor, coffee shop, clothing apparel, or some interesting souvenir. I’ve been seeing new products pop up all around Ecuador, small business endeavors making quality and unique products.
On this blog, I will post new exciting things I find during my travels in beautiful Ecuador. Keep tuned!