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Arriba Raw Chocolate

Why it's different...

We use Arriba criollo Nacional Cacao grown in the rich volcanic soils of Ecuador. Nacional is an heirloom variety that can trace lineage back to 5300 years!  It was one of the most coveted varieties due to it’s floral aroma and complex flavour profile until disease wiped out all the crops in 1916. It was thought to be extinct until 2016, when they were rediscovered growing wild in Ecuador and through great effort have since recovered. Our Arriba Nacional beans only come from small family farms and are fairly traded to improve the lives of Ecuadorians.