La Cuna del cacao
Our cocoa varieties from Ecuador
Cocoa is one of Ecuador's most important agricultural exports and plays a major role for the rural population. The cocoa producers are mostly smallholder families.
Even though Ecuadorian cocoa production is not very significant in terms of volume compared to West Africa on the world market, it is for the niche market of fine cocoa.
The Nacional (or Arriba) variety, grown mainly in Ecuador, also stands out among the other fine cocoa varieties for its unique floral flavor.
A high susceptibility to disease of the noble cocoa and its lower yields are major disadvantages. Therefore, the cocoa producers of the "Nacional" attach great importance to the care of all steps of cultivation and harvesting of their cocoa beans.
Arriba "Hda. Zoilita"
Other available varieties