This cacao grows in the lowlands of La Paz, Bolivia - a region known as Alto Beni. Nelson and Jorge Valverde, brothers from Bolivia, started the Alto Beni Cacao Company in 2010 to help develop the cacao industry in the region and as a result improve the economic opportunities. The company pays premium prices to farmers and collects, centrally ferments, and dries beans to ensure high quality, consistent cacao. All the beans come from small-scale farmers in rural areas who depend on cacao as a main source of income. The centralized fermentation and drying facility and support from Uncommon Cacao helped critical adjustments to the collection, fermentation and drying process and have introduced consistency and improved quality to the bean.
Bean Origin: La Paz, Bolivia
Ingredients Used: 4 - Organic Cacao, Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Vanilla Bean, Organic Cacao Butter
Organic: Organically grown
Cocoa Content: 58%
Cacao Variety: Trinitario
Weight: 1.2 oz
Allergy Information: Possible traces of dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, and wheat
Tasting Notes: At 58% cacao this bar is a tad sweeter than the Bolivia 70%. This chocolate is smooth for a dark chocolate and has an amazing mellow finish. Flavor notes of nuts and a bit of caramel.