Chocolate made from Nacional Arriba cocoa
Genetically speaking, the Nacional Arriba is a forastero. However, the aromas are much finer and despite various attempts to cultivate cocoa in other countries, the Nacional only develops its aroma in Ecuador .
The provinces of Los Rios and Bolivar achieve the best results in terms of flavors. The most important sub-variety is the Arriba . It has fresh and delicate cocoa flavors with floral and nutty aromas, which sometimes also have a hint of citrus fruits.