Just Arrived—Estate Grown Valle Hermoso & Single-Origin Los Ríos from Ecuador

After many long hours traveling to visit these two cacao plantations, as well as working directly with the fabrication facilities here in Ecuador, we are proud to announce these two origins have finally arrived at our U.S. online Cacao Shop.

Both origins are fine-flavored Arriba cacao and both are highly sought after in Europe for the production of high-quality chocolates. We have shipped the beans, nibs, and butter in 5-pound packages to make it easy to buy and test.

We will be offering these beans in larger weights in future shipments—and custom shipments can be arranged. Both origins have their own product detail page with a lot of information to help you with marketing and to bring this product to life. This information includes a flavor profile, plantation and community data, some history, processing details, sanitation methods, and certificate information.

Single-Origin Los Ríos

This is an award-winning heirloom cacao bean which is currently being exported to Italy, Switzerland, and The Netherlands for the production of many high-quality chocolate products. This fine-flavored Arriba cacao is USDA Certified Organic. It is known internationally for its exceptional physical and organoleptic characteristics. Certified Fair Trade, Heirloom Preservation, and Rainforest Alliance. Certifications available upon request.

Arriba cacao beans

Estate Grown Valle Hermoso

This bean is very popular in Italy where it’s used for the production of high-quality Italian chocolates. This fine-flavored bean is a rising star from Valle Hermoso having both unique and exceptional physical and organoleptic characteristics. This is certified Arriba Cacao and soon-to-be certified USDA organic. Certifications available upon request.

Arriba cocoa beans

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Cacao Beans From Ecuador

These bars made with the beans from Royal Cacao are absolutely the best we've ever made! They are unbelievably delicious! Thanks Michael for sending such quality cacao.

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