Cacao beans from Río Caribe "La Concepción” are called Carúpano Pintao because people from this place used to paint cacao pods with red clay to avoid insects.
People from Río Caribe "La Concepción" live in humble houses made of red bricks. Their environment is quiet, friendly and pleasant. The children of the area usually surround tourist’s arrival with happiness and enthusiasm. Besides the agricultural work in their farms, producers enjoy the shade of trees and fruits available in their plantations. They are persevering and determined people, used to work every day from early morning.
Agroparia Post Harvest Facility Center in La Concepción, Río Caribe, is integrated by a team of ten cacao experts, following strict processes previously evaluated by agricultural engineers, with compromise, care and dedication, and focused toward the improvement and evolution of the valuable cacao bean. Our facility receives wet cacao beans from 80 farmers, with an annual cacao production of 50.000 kg (150.000 kg wet beans max) per year. The main production is from October to January and the medium one in the months of March and June
Its main economic activity is agriculture. Most farmers cultivate cacao, an activity where the whole family participates, each individual collaborating in each one of the stages of this process; women join their domestic tasks with the works of cacao and men take care of harvesting and transporting of cacao beans to "La Concepción" central facility.
Bean Origin: Carupano, Venezuela
Ingredients Used: 3 - Cocoa Bean, Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Cane Sugar
Cocoa Content: 70%
Cacao Variety: Criollo/Trinatario
Weight: 1.8 oz
Allergy Information: Possible traces of dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, and wheat
Tasting Notes: Raisin, chocolatetey, fruity, floral, grainy