Ecuador

About the Origin

Ecuador’s history is characterized by swings from one extreme to the other. During the early 1900s the country even grew out to be one of the world’s biggest cocoa producers. Today, Ecuador is known for its Nacional Cacao (Arriba), and production has stabilized at around 100 tons. The largest cocoa plantations can be found in the coastal and central provinces of Guayas, Manabí, Los Ríos and Esmeraldas.

Bensdorp cocoa liquors: Ecuador (map)
About the Cocoa

Delivery form: liquid, easymelt, 2.5 kg blocks
Shelf life: 24 months
Limited availability

Bensdorp cocoa liquors: Ecuador (image)

Technical Sheet

Most Typical

High aromatic notes such as floral, tea and jasmine with a medium to highly bitter taste

Taste

Bensdorp cocoa liquors: Ecuador (taste spider graph)

Cocoa beans from Ecuador have a very bitter and astringent character. They have a medium cocoa body, and reveal sour and aromatic hints such as tea and jasmine.