It is 7 in the morning and the aroma of brewed coffee invades your home. The bittersweet scent makes your mouth water in the blink of an eye. You raise your mug to have the first sip. Soon after, a warm liquid sensation spreads all over your body. Such experience has a simple explanation. You sense flavors through smell and touch.

MAKING SENSE OF TASTE

Surely you heard phrases like “the aroma” of fine cocoa or “the body” of altitude coffee. These terms are not deliberately used. Taste is complex. Your tongue recognizes only five flavors (Sweetness, Sourness, Saltiness, Bitterness, and Umami). However, it senses every bite as if you were touching it with your hands. Much more impressive is what your brain does when you are eating. It literally tastes millions of scents. Without your smell sense, flavor would never be the same.

Making sense of taste

The seasons, the soil, the mountains, the tide, the rain, the sun, the moon, all of them are ingredients of the delicious flavors that nurture our bodies.

THE NATURE’S ABILITY TO FORMULATE FLAVORS

The nature's ability to formulate flavors

Now imagine the summery fragrance of passion fruit, the frosty aroma of freshly cut mint leaves, the uplifting perfume of the dew over the roses. The land is capable of adapting and trapping every natural change on the fruits that emerges from it. The seasons, the soil, the mountains, the tide, the rain, the sun, the moon, all of them are ingredients of the delicious flavors that nurture our bodies.

While nature plays its part in creating unique aromas based on the conditions on the land, cultural heritage dictates how these will be combined into flavors.

THE CULTURAL EXPERIENCE OF FLAVOR

Taste is not globalized. It is a local experience. Land, culture and flavors have long been interconnected. While nature plays its part in creating unique aromas based on the conditions on the land; cultural heritage dictates how these will be combined into flavors. That is why every culture in the world has its particular range of delicacies. This special fusion of geographical and cultural factors makes the act of eating and drinking one of the greatest pleasures.

The cultural experience of flavor

You are just a crunch away from the Amazon, at a sip distance from the Galapagos Islands, and a bite far from the Andean highlands.

A SENSORIAL JOURNEY TO THE WORLD

Flavor is a land with no borders. You are just a crunch away from the Amazon, at a sip distance from the Galapagos Islands, and a bite far from the Andean highlands. Your sense of taste is the fastest vehicle to cross the continent. You can start your own journey by trying 72% fine chocolate of citric and floral taste, inspired on a delish Ecuadorian drink called Rosero.

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DHL Express, the world's leading logistics company, with more than 30 years of experience in Ecuador, has partnered up with IMPAQTO to invite small and medium-sized Ecuadorian companies to participate in the first edition of the DHL Export to the World Challenge.

Export to the World Challenge

Export to the World Challenge

DHL’s objective with this initiative has been to encourage the development of new business proposals in Ecuador that have a social contribution, meet the needs of current and potential customers and that can be anchored to its economic chain adding value to it.

The “Export to the World Challenge” has encouraged entrepreneurs from all around Ecuador to subscribe and to express their ideas and motivations. It has also created a window to promote the projects of these local entrepreneurs towards the rest of the world. In order to publicize their business models and participate for a recognition that helps them consolidate their projects locally and internationally.

Export to the World Challenge

Ecuador is a country with a lot of potential. According to Edith Villavicencio, general manager of DHL Express Ecuador, this country is the one with most entrepreneurship in Latin America. 1 in 3 adults aim to create their own business before turning 45 years old.

With 347 subscriptions, Sense Ecuador has recently been listed as one of the final 10 companies in the Exporters category of the Export to the World Challenge. This demonstrates the potential that its business model has and the quality of the premium products they offer. Their commitment of reducing distances by sending a piece of Ecuador straight to their consumer’s doorstep with a single click has been well recognized and appreciated.

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