72% PERU - Ucayali River Cacao
A dark chocolate with elegant notes of rose,
lychee and ground pepper.
AWARDED: Silver medal in International Chocolate Awards - Bean to bar, Europe
River cacao (URC) is located near Pucallpa in the Amazonian part of Peru.
are mainly a blend between the local variety Comun and four other Trinitario
clones. With a high natural pulp content they are pre-drained before
fermentation. The wet cacao is bought from several farming communities in the Pucallpa and Tingo Maria areas
and then transported to a central fermentation and processing station. The beans at fermented in paired boxes,
turned back and forth for 5-6 days. They
are later sundried in greenhouse tunnels on elevated tables.
URC works together with USAID and Allianza Peru to give farmers a way out from the Coca industry. URC buys wet beans and pays an additional 10% premium for an equivalent amount of dry weight cacao. The farmers get a higher pay for less work which has made URC into a popular partner
We began working with URC in late 2017 and the beans are bought directly from origin.
Ingredients: Cacao, organic cane sugar. May contain traces of nuts and milk