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“Yariguies” the Indians (Yarigui) that lived here in the past are one of the only tribes that never surrendered to the Spanish empire and the last Indian died around 1930.
In the1940's when my grandparents arrived from 2 different towns to this area, there were only mountains. In the 60's there were already many farmers living here, people that colonized this land like my grandparents. In 70's many farmers, including my parents started to harvest cacao.
In 2013 Miguel started a project (Bosques de Cacao Yariguies) looking to save our heritage, prevent young farmers from moving to the cities due to lack of opportunity in rural areas, and to protect the environment. With this in mind, we started the challenge of find fair trade chocolate makers. The first years of our project we committed to learning about high quality cacao and their varieties, proper fermentation, proper drying, and proper cacao pod choice.
Bean Origin: El Carmen, Santander, Colombia
Ingredients Used: 2 - Cacao, Organic Cane Sugar
Organic: Organically grown
Cocoa Content: 70%
Cacao Variety: Trinitario
Weight: 1.2 oz
Allergy Information: Possible traces of dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, and wheat
Tasting Notes: Dominant cocoa, berry notes, hints of coffee