Truly One of a Kind!

We wanted to share some information with you about the unique qualities of our 100% Arriba Nacional Cacao Powder from Ecuador.

Arriba Nacional is a rare and highly sought-after variety of cacao that is grown exclusively in high-elevation volcanic soil. The water source is rain or deep mountain spring water. It is known for its complex flavor profile and this unique flavor profile is a result of the unique microclimate and soil conditions found in this region.  Only 0.15% of the world’s production, that is how rare and exclusive this pure Heirloom Ecuadorian Arriba Nacional Cacao is.

One of the most notable characteristics of Arriba Nacional cacao is its high percentage of flavonoids, which are antioxidants that have been shown to have various health benefits. 

Another unique aspect of our cacao is that the pods are hand selected and never acquired from aggregators, therefore no possible blending of beans with any low-quality hybrids that are pervasive in the area. These are only harvested when fully mature and ripe. 

This cacao is processed in a state-of-the-art facility on custom artisan equipment that has never seen any other cacao but this, so there is no possible integration with lesser quality cacao ever. The cacao remains 100% raw from start to finish. This is a true “From Pod to Powder" facility, which makes it even more unique.

Because we have such a pure quality cacao bean, you will have zero jitters from this product. There is a complete lack of mycotoxins, mold, yeast, and fungus, which are what cause the adrenal response of jitteriness that is similar to caffeine stimulation in many cacao products. Instead, our cacao beans help to create a cosmic conscious connection and cause pineal gland expansion. They have a deep, intense, raw chocolate flavor. 

All the above, makes this Arriba Nacional cacao, truly one of a kind! If you haven’t tried it yet, please do so…you won’t regret it.

You have a great day!

Alf and Gillian