Sourdough Bread


Sourdough is a natural yeast-leavened bread made from various cereals without added commercial yeast. It has a distinct sour flavor that has been enjoyed for thousands of years.
Our sourdough bread is baked by Rafael, a Venezuelan ex-pat living here in Cuenca. He makes it by hand, using natural sea salt, without additives or preservatives.
An autolyze technique is used for all 3 types, after which the loaves are formed and baked.
Bread Type
  • The Classic sourdough bread is made with liquid, 80% white flour, 10% whole wheat flour, sourdough "mother", and natural sea salt.
  • The Beer Yeast sourdough bread is made with liquid, 90% white flour, sourdough "mother" with smoked beer yeast, and natural sea salt.
  • The Whole Wheat sourdough bread is made with liquid, 80% whole wheat flour, 10% oat flour, sourdough "mother", and natural sea salt.
  • The Classic, Beer Yeast, and Whole Wheat bread w/milk have milk, butter, and honey added in order to make a softer crust and texture. These loaves can only be ordered in the "Rectangular" shape.
Flavor: The "Sharp" option of our sourdough bread is a little heavier with a more distinct European sourdough taste than the "Mild". This is achieved by using a little more of the "mother" and allowing it to ferment longer.
Seeds: Choose "With seeds" or "Without seeds". The seeds are flax and sesame.
Raisins: Choose "With raisins" or "Without raisins".
Loaf Shape: Choose between "Rectangular" and "Round".  Note: The Sourdough bread w/milk can only be ordered in the rectangular shape.
Cut: Choose between "Sliced" and "Unsliced".
Salt: Choose between "Regular salt" and "Low salt". "Low salt" has 1/4 the amount of "Regular salt".


You have many options to choose from to get exactly the taste you're looking for. Savour your sourdough bread along with a bowl of Dave's gourmet soup, or with butter and your favorite spread. Or you might choose to have it with a cup of coffee, tea, or milk. Your choices; our pleasure. 😊

Additional information


Classic ($4.00), Classic w/milk ($4.00), Beer Yeast ($4.00), Beer Yeast w/milk ($4.00), Whole Wheat ($5.00), Whole Wheat w/milk ($5.00)


Sharp, Mild


Without seeds, With seeds


Without raisins, With raisins (+$1.00)

Loaf Shape

Rectangular, Round


Sliced (+$0.50), Unsliced


Regular Salt, Low Salt

FREE delivery on orders $25 and over


$25.00 left to free shipping

Order and Delivery Info


Order Cut-off: Cut-off is Wednesday at Noon for delivery on Friday. We’ll let you know on Wednesday or Thursday your Friday or Saturday delivery ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival).

Loyalty Program: For every 12 soups or desserts that you buy, you get 1 more FREE! For example, once you’ve bought 12 roasted Onion and Tomato Soups, you’ll get the 13th one for free --- a baker’s dozen 😊. We hope you take full advantage of this ongoing promotion. You get even more value for your money, and DEFY gets a healthy business: a win-win.

  • First, we want our clients to stay healthy. When you order a little more, but less frequently, there’s less chance of getting sick.
  • It’s more efficient considering we deliver by bicycle.
  • It makes for a healthier business model.
    • One of our central business goals is to provide great value for your money. For example, our Nanaimo Bars can be bought as a “slab” (16 pre-cut frozen portions). You can take them from your freezer one at a time and enjoy them any time you like. The cost? $16, or $1 each 😊 If you buy a Nanaimo Bar individually it costs $2. So, when you buy Nanaimo Bars in just a little bit of volume you save a ton of money, and it helps us keep our costs down. The same principle applies to the size of each order.

Free Delivery on Orders $25 and Up: When you order $25 or more, you get free delivery!

Delivery: Delivery is by bicycle. No pollution is produced to bring you your gourmet treats. Zero net waste. The delivery schedule is Friday afternoon in El Centro. And Saturday morning for the rest of the world.

The delivery fee is $2 in the center of the city, and $2.50 outside of this area (as shown by the highlighted circle on the map. Click on the map to enlarge it.​) On checkout, you can select either the $2 or $2.50 delivery fee, depending on where you live.

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Pick Up: You can pick up your Treats from the "Laboratory" at Jesus Arriaga 4-69 y Honorato Vazquez, Apartment 301. Call or email to make an appointment. The best day for pick-up is Friday between 2:30 and 4:30 PM. But we're flexible as need be.

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12:00 PM - 6 PM (every day)


Apartment 301
Jesus Arriaga 4-69 y Honorato Vazquez,

It’s best to call or email to make an appointment. If you’re picking up some Treats, the best day is Friday between 2:30 PM and 4:30 PM. But we’re flexible as necessary.