The sweet feeling that chocolate leaves after melting in our mouth is pure happiness. While nature plays its part in creating unique cocoa flavors, culture dictates how these will be fused into the most delicious truffles and chocolate bars. There is a country that nowadays is leaving the world breathless with its tasty and exotic creations. Get ready to discover Ecuador, the land of chocolate.
A MAGIC WONDERLAND
Ecuador is one of the most magic places on the planet. Despite being a small country, it has more biodiversity than any other place on earth. It holds 10% of plant species and 8% of animal species of the world across its 46 ecosystems. However, it comprises only the 0.2% of the world’s land area.
The moorlands, forests, valleys and seashores of Ecuador hold thousands of gems. It is difficult to decide between the beauty of the Chimborazo summit, the closest point to the sun on earth; the Galapagos Islands, one of the richest marine ecosystems on the planet; and the Yasuni rainforest, with more trees, orchids, hummingbirds and butterflies species than the United States and Canada together.
THE LAND OF FINE AROMA COCOA
Ecuador’s infinite green life, its proximity to the sun, and it’s incredibly fertile land fuse to grow the most delightful fine aroma cocoa. Barely 6% of the world’s cocoa production holds such prestigious label. Ecuador produces nearly 65% of these unique beans full of flavor.
Ecuador produces a variety of cocoa beans called “Arriba”, which is synonymous with premium quality in the chocolate world.
Cocoa varies hugely in taste according to the conditions on the land where it grows. In a mega diverse country like Ecuador, this translates into a rainbow of cocoa flavors and aromas. Ecuador produces a variety of cocoa beans called “Arriba”, which is synonymous with premium quality in the chocolate world.
These special cocoa beans hold very bold floral flavors with a pleasant aftertaste of spices.
FROM BEAN TO CHOCOLATE
A new generation of Ecuadorian chocolatiers has challenged the country’s fame as a Fine Aroma cocoa exporter to turn it into one of the top producers of premium chocolates at a worldwide level. The superior quality of their chocolates requires a total traceability model. This principle enables them to work directly with small farmers and pay them a well-deserved reward. Under this framework, farmers strive to produce quality organic cocoa in total harmony with the planet.
This principle enables them to work directly with small farmers and pay them a well-deserved reward. Under this framework, farmers strive to produce quality organic cocoa in total harmony with the planet.
Hoja Verde is by far one of the most recognized Ecuadorian chocolate brands in the world. The Academy of Chocolate Awards has recognized the quality of their premium range of dark and milk organic chocolates on several occasions. Do not miss the chance to experience the unique flavors and aromas of a Hoja Verde Chocolate.