I'm from Chicago but have been living in the beautiful south American country of Ecuador ten months out of the year for the last seven years. Ecuador produces many products that we use everyday; bananas, chocolate (cacao), and the most important substance on earth: Coffee. You would probably be surprised to know that most ecuadorians don't drink "real" coffee. That's right they drink instant Nescafe. Nice to see big business at work in a third world country. Being from the United States of Starbucks we love our coffee. So we had a friend show us all about coffee, from picking to roasting the beans. Here I'll just show how to roast green coffee beans in a clay pot over a fire. Some of the old-timers here still do it that way and will prepare it to drink as they eat grilled guinea pig or cuy as they're called here. Yum!