The Original Ceremonial Grade Cacao
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.
Unlike cocoa powder, ceremonial Cacao has not been defatted and requires warm water and thorough blending for it to mix well.
Attention: We do not add emulsifiers to our Cacao. This may lead to the naturally occurringfats in the Cacao to separate from the solids and create white spots or a thin white layer on your cacao. This is called blooming and is normal. The properties of the cacao remain intact and its quality does not change.
A ceremonial serving is 42 grams and a meditation serving is 28
1 kg makes 35 meditation servings.
Because we believe in leaving the planet a little better than we found it, we choose not to create more waste by shipping with disposable ice packs. If your Cacao melts during shipping, it’s totally fine. Simply pop your unopened Cacao in the fridge for about an hour and it will be solid.
Unfortunately, we cannot
accept returns because Cacao is a food. If for whatever reason you are not satisfied, please write us an email.