Made from the very best heirloom Cacao beans on Earth, sourced from our producer-partners in the ancestral home of Cacao. Simply the best Cacao we've ever tasted — we think you'll agree.
The Cacao beans are raised using regenerative agricultural practices and are traditionally fermented. They are then toasted at low heat to maintain their nutritional value and bring out the delicate floral and fruit notes that the Arriba Nacional variety is so prized for. An incredibly healing yet decadent experience.
Conveniently granulated for fast and easy use!
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.
1. Heat up water to just under boiling
2. While heating up water, begin to chop or grate the ceremonial grade Cacao
3. Mix chopped Cacao with either a tea infusion or hot water using a frother, blender, or whisk.
Quality of water is an important component: filtered water is preferred.
A meditation serving is about 1 ounce (28 grams)
A ceremonial serving is about 1.5 ounces (42 grams)
1 kg makes 35 servings
Attention: We do not add emulsifiers to our Cacao. This may lead to the naturally occurring fats 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.