Peru 85% - Ucayali River Cacao
A dark chocolate with elegant notes of rose, lychee and ground pepper.
AWARDED: Silver medal in World Finals - International Chocolate Awards 2018
Silver medal in International Chocolate Awards - Bean to bar, Europe 2018
Ucayali River cacao (URC) is located near Pucallpa in the Amazonian part of Peru. The beans 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 Cocoa 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
Ingredients: Cacao, cane sugar.
Profile: Rose, lychee, ground pepper
Notes of rose, lychee fruit & black pepper.
Producer: Ucayali River Cacao
Cacao: Comun & Trinitario
Harvest year: 2017
Ingredients: Cacao beans, sugar