Loon Chocolate

75% Semuliki Forest, Uganda

Semuliki Forest cacao is grown by 1,002 organic smallholder farmers in the region, 52% of whom are women. Latitude Trade Co. (LTC), the company that processes and exports this cacao, has organized 6 rural collection points for farmers to access, where they sell fresh cacao weekly into the network and receive cash at the point of sale. LTC's centralized fermentation facility and warehouse is located in the village of Bumate, at the base of the hills leading into the mountains. The site is designed to take advantage of all possible available sunshine while limiting runoff from heavy rainfall. Fermentation boxes have a 500kg capacity and total duration of fermentation varies from 5.5-6.5 days.

Bean Origin: Bundibugyo, Western Uganda 
Ingredients Used: 3 - Cacao Bean, Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Cocoa Butter 
Organic: Yes
Vegan: Yes
Roast Profile: About 225F, 33 mins
Conche Time: 72 hours in 100lb batches
Cocoa Content: 75%
Cacao Variety
Weight: 2.4 oz
Allergen Information: Processed in a factory that also processes nuts and dairy
Tasting Notes: Fig leather, red bean paste, chocolate ganache

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