Alpaco Cocoa Paste


ColorDark Single Origin Ecuador

Oaky and floral. : Delicate floral notes of jasmine and orange blossom give way to a long finish of refined bitterness and woody flavors.

1 kg block x 3

Alpaco: The floral essence of Ecuador

The Upper Amazon Valley was home to the first cacao trees. Starting in the 17th century, cacao growing began flourishing in this warm humid climate and fertile soil. ALPACO owes its delicacy to this unique combination of natural environment and local expertise that created growing conditions found nowhere else. Valrhona created ALPACO, the 1st Grand Cru of Ecuador, as an invitation to experience the delicate floral notes of Ecuadorian cacao varieties. In fact, they had always been used as blend chocolates because of their distinctively strong flavor profile with citrus notes. Valrhona created a Pure Ecuador Grand Cru de Terroir to showcase this signature profile.


"As the son of a chocolatier, I grew up surrounded by chocolate. However, Alpaco is still my favorite because of its powerful woody flavor!"

Lucas Ricolleau Assistant Marketing & Communication Ecole

Our product Alpaco Cocoa Paste pairs well with


  • Grapefruit
  • Hazelnut
  • Lime
  • Lychee


  • Coffee
  • Gingerbread
  • Vanilla


  • Caramel
  • Licorice

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