Cocoa Mass: Signature flavor for your chocolate

Cocoa mass, also known as cocoa liquor or cocoa paste, is the heart of milk and dark chocolate, providing the flavor signature of the brands in which it is used. OFI Cocoa’s sourcing, processing and packaging capabilities, provide for exceptional quality cocoa masses.

OFI – Unicao produce cocoa cakes and cocoa liquors in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana and represent the top origin products of the market today.

These two facilities allowed Unicao to process cocoa beans into cocoa liquor for use in a wide range of applications. By creatively using cocoa from different origins with variations in roasting and post-roast treatment, they offer a variety of superior cocoa liquors available in either liquid or solid formats (as blocks, ingots and easier-to-melt liquor thins). These cocoa liquors provide the flexibility to achieve recipe goals. Selecting the finest regional cocoa beans and using the latest processing technologies,
bringing the flavors of West African cocoa to the world.

The flavor of OFI – UNICAO cocoa mass is dependent on three distinct,
yet equally important factors:

  • Type of cocoa bean (benefiting from OFI Cocoa’s selection and blending)
  • Development of the flavor precursor in the bean during fermentation & drying
  • Further development of flavors during fully controlled roasting process

OFI’s Cocoa liquor options include low, medium and high roast varieties, bringing more possibilities and taste combinations to premium chocolate products. Utilizing traditional roasting method helps enhance the cocoa taste expression in the cocoa liquor and allows recipes to benefit from its rich, full flavored bouquet.


Cocoa’s Unicao range of 100 % Côte d’Ivoire cocoa masses includes low, medium and high roast varieties, bringing more possibilities and flavor combinations to premium chocolate products.
Côte d’Ivoire is the world’s largest producer of cocoa and offers a distinct rich cocoa embodied with a nutty aroma and a roasted, nutty flavor.


The Unicao Ghana range of 100 % Ghana cocoa masses are available in different roast levels, allowing manufacturers to choose a flavor profile specific to their needs.
Ghana is a leading producer of premium, high-quality cocoa beans, which is reflected in its unique range of cocoa masses. The color of Ghana cocoa mass is bold with a hint of red, giving it a rich chocolate hue, and it delivers a recognisable smooth chocolate flavor.