Costa Esmeraldas


Costa Esmeraldas is a family owned and operated 100-hectare cacao farm. All members of the Salazar family (Freddy, Monica, and siblings Freddy and Indira) actively participate in the cacao business. Management of the cacao orchards creates over forty full-time jobs within the local community. The cacao orchards were established on former cattle pasture with very steep terrain. Along with Nacional hybrid cacao trees, dierent fruits - oranges, limes, lemons, bananas, plantain, and papaya, are interspersed to reduce erosion on the steep terrain. Trees bear fruit from June to February with peak harvest running July through September. International Cocoa Award Winner.



Bean Origin:  Ten miles inland from the town of Muisne, near Ecuador’s northern the Esmeraldas province, Ecuador

Ingredients: Organic Cocoa Beans, Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Cocoa Butter

Organic: Yes

Cacao Variety: Ecuadorian Nacional hybrids: EET-95, EET-96, EET-103

Tasting Notes: Rich chocolate taste, roasted nuts, light fruit notes with low low bitterness and astringency.