71% KARDEMUMMA - Öko Caribe, Dominican Republic
A dark chocolate with the addition of warm,
For this chocolate we use cocoa beans from the Dominican Republic. Öko-Caribe is a well established fermentary in the Duarte province. The fermentary buys from neighbouring farms and ferments about 450 tonnes a year.
The cacao is fermented i 4-tiered boxes for 5-6 days
before they are dried in mesh covered decks and cement patios under greenhouse
Öko Caribe maintains close relationships with its 165
farmers through technical training, in agronomic practices and organic
certification. In addition, owners Adriano and Gualberto have personal
relationships with all farmers, offering microfinance loans for cacao-related
expenses, as well as personal loans for family emergencies or other community needs. We have
been working with Öko-Caribe since 2018.