Dark chocolate with balanced notes of honey, red berries and nuts. Beans are from the Oko Caribe Cooperative.
Öko-Caribe works with more than 165 small holder farmers near San Francisco de Macoris in the Duarte Province. The cacao is collected fresh and brought within six hours to their centralized fermentation station. The beans are then fermented in a cascading 4-box tier system for up to six days. Given the humid and tropical climate with frequent rains, Öko-Caribe uses solar drying tunnels to dry the beans.The cacao is intercropped with for example bananas, avocado, zapote, oranges and buen pan. Overall, cacao cultivation presently covers around ten percent of Dominican Republic’s land area and thec ountry supplies a major part of the world’s organic cacao. Öko-Caribe works very close with its farmers who recieve technical training as well as training in agronomical best practices. In addition, Öko-Caribe offers micro finance loans for cacao related expenses, as well as personal loans for family emergencies or other community needs. We started working with Öko-Caribe’s beans in 2018. The beans have a high fat content and a very chocolatey character with notes of honey, nuts and red fruit. A very well balanced bean.
VEGAN - FAIR - SUSTAINABLE - GLUTEN FREE - LECITHIN FREE - NO ADDED VANILLA - NO ADDED CACAO BUTTER
Region / Producer: Oko Caribe, Dominican Republic
Weight: 50 gram
Ingredients Cacao beans (organic), cane sugar (organic)
Allergens: May contain traces of nut & milk