70% HONDURAS - Cortés

57 SEK

Dark chocolate with deep notes of hazelnut, crème caramel & fudge

Cacao Direct began operations in 2014, in the remote area of Wampusirpi in the Rio Plátano Biosphere Reserve in La Moskitia. In 2016, the operations expanded with another fermentation center in the more accessible area near San Pedro Sula in the Cortés Department. 

A mix of the native cacao Mayan Red and other Trinitario clones are grown. 

The cacao is first tray fermented for six days and turned four times. Later they apply a very slow sun drying method on trays for a low astringency and acidity.

Cacao Direct buys beans year-round at a premium price, and thereby provides a reliable source of income for the growers.  Cacao Direct now works with approximately 240 farmer groups/families in the two locations, producing some 120 tonnes of dried cacao per year. We started working with Cacao Direct in late 2017, and we source the beans directly from Cortés.

Cacao, organic cane sugar. 
May contain traces of nuts and milk
50 gram per bar