origin: San Martin, Peru
product notes: citrus, banana, berries, floral, tannin
awards: Good Food Award Finalist 2014
This Fair Trade, Organic cacao originates from the Bellavista cooperative along the Rio Huallaga River in the San Martin Region of central Peru. Its’ flavor complexity is among the most interesting we have encountered. Notes of red fruit and banana are enhanced by naturally occurring tannins, resulting in a complex array of flavors. Our light roast develops notes of berries and green banana. Days of stone grinding achieve a silky texture. Next, the chocolate is heated, mixed and aerated, this is conching. Our medium conche step refines an array of fruity and floral notes with an underlying chocolaty finish.