origin: San Martin, Peru
product notes: roasted nuts, berry, coffee
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 slow dark roast develops flavors of roasted nuts and berries. Days of stone grinding achieve a silky texture. Next, the chocolate is heated, mixed and aerated, this is conching. Our medium conche step further refines notes of chocolate, roasted nuts and coffee.