What is Arriba Nacional?
Arriba Nacional is the heirloom variety of Ecuadorian Cacao.
Known for its delicious floral flavors and pungent aromas, it is but 1% of Ecuador’s Cacao production.
This exquisite variety with its complex flavor profile is being replaced by GMO Cacao varieties, which are more homogeneous and higher-yielding but less flavorful and nutritious.
Our Cacao is made with what remains of the old-growth Cacao trees still present in the province of Manabí, along the banks of the Portoviejo river.