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Single Origin Cocoa
Ecuador is home of the world’s best cocoa. Recent archaeological studies suggest that Ecuador is the original home of cocoa. The discovery suggests that cocoa was being consumed here more than 5,000 years ago.
Ecuador’s top quality native cocoa beans are known as “Nacional” or “Arriba”, a name derived from the location of its discovery. Arriba means “up river” and many cocoa plantations were located along the river.
Our cocoa beans come from a single origin and have unique flavor charateristics that contributes to chocolate taste and aroma.
Cocoa from Ecuador is classified as
‘Fine Flavor’ bean, a category of unique
beans that give floral and fruity flavors.
Just like wine, chocolate reflects the flavours of the region where cocoa beans are grown, and how they are fermented and dried.