Odyssey Chocolate

70% Peruvian Chuncho

In a country where more and more of the native cacao varietals are being lost to big companies preference for high-yielding foreign clones, Joel, his father Efrain and Joel's brothers cultivate the native ancestral "Chuncho."

Chuncho - with it's proximity to Cusco would have been the cacao of choice for the Incas, and let me tell you they have great taste!

A few producers in the area still grow chuncho, but not every farm in the area can boast having won the spot for #1 cacao in Peru two years in a row, and the Pumatiy farm just keeps getting better and better at what they do.

Harvest Year: 2023
Bean Origin: Pumatiy Chuncho
Ingredients Used: 2 - Cacao, Organic Sugar
Organic: Yes
Vegan: Yes
Roast Profile: A medium roast at 175 degrees for 15-20 minutes
Conche Time: 3-4 Days
Cocoa Content: 70%
Cacao Variety: Chuncho, which is closely related to Forasteros
Weight: 2 oz
Allergy Information: Made on equipment that also processes nuts in a facility where wheat and soy are present
Tasting Notes: Raspberry, woody, earthy, sweet fudge
Pairing Suggestions: A great one for red or white wine