Guatemala - Cahabon Organic 75%

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Dark chocolat 75% from Guatemala

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Allergens Soy lecithin
Weight 35g

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THE AROMATIC PROFILE

Fruity chocolate with slight cardamom notes.

Guatemala

THE COUNTRY AND REGION

Tupi, South Cotabato, Philippines

THE HARVEST

Mid crop 2017

THE STORY

Some accounts place the Philippines as the first recipient in the world of cacao outside of the Americas. Spaniards transported Criollo cacao in their galleons around the year 1670 from Acapulco to Manila. This genetic stock formed the foundation for the first cacao plantations in Asia.

Chocolate was adopted by the Filipinos very early on and is still a part of their culinary culture. Tablea, a rustic cacao paste in tablet form, is traditionally used for a local hot drink known as chocolate de batir and a sweet chocolate rice porridge known as champorado.

Kablon Farms is a 65-hectare multi-crop estate founded in Tupi by Emesto Pantua Sr. in the late 1950s. Cacao grows alongside tropical fruit and coconut trees and black pepper vines. The estate started producing tablea and jams in the early 1990’s and have gradually expanded their food manufacturing business to include many other products in their portfolio.

THE GENETICS

Trinitario hybrids

THE PROCESS

Cacao beans are fermented for four days in wooden boxes before they are sun dried on elevated drying tables for five to seven days, depending on the season and weather conditions.

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