A dark chocolate with elegant notes of rose, lychee, and pepper. The beans are bought from the producer Ucayali River Cacao which has its fermentation station outside Pucallpa in the Peruvian part of the Amazon. URC is working with USAID and Alianza Peru to provide farmers with a way out of the cocaine industry. URC buys fresh cocoa and pays ten percent more than the corresponding weight of fermented cocoa. The cocoa farmers thus get paid more and also avoid the laborious fermentation work. The beans are roasted at low temperatures, processed minimally, and there are no unnecessary ingredients added.
Origin: Ucayali, Peru
Bean Type: Local varieties of Trinitario
Tasting Notes: Flavor notes of rose, lychee fruit, and freshly ground pepper
Ingredients: Organic Cacao 72%, Organic Cane Sugar 28%