Region: Santo Domingo De Los Tsachilas
Variety: Arriba Nacional
Source: Single farm
Fermentation: Fully controlled box
Flavour Notes: Ripe fruit, chocolate, and banana
Certification: Certificated organic
Hand crafted, small batch, bean to bar chocolate made with the fine beans from Ecuador.
In the heart of Ecuador's cacao growing region - nestle between the capital Quito and the Pacific Ocean - lies the Cedeño Aguilar family farm in Santo Domingo De Los Tsachilas, which produces one of South America’s most intense-flavoured cacao.
The farm, named Garyth – a name amalgamating initials of sons Gabriel, Alberto and Ricardo and mother Yolanda and father Thomas - stretches out among the rolling hills and is renowned for its premium 100% Arriba Nacional cacao.
With sustainability at the heart of production since its inception in 2005, the family operation showcases finesse and expertise in refined organic farming and has a unique processing centre for small-batch fermentation. Their dedication and passion didn’t go unnoticed after being awarded with the first certificate of denomination of protected organic cacao Arriba Nacional.