Ethereal Confections

80% Dominican Republic

Nestled in the heart of the cacao rich Duarte province in the Dominican Republic, Öko-Caribe (“Eco-Caribbean” in German) is a gem amongst cacao suppliers. With more than 50 years of combined experience in cacao, owners Adriano de Jesus Rodriguez and Gualberto Acebey Torrejon have fine-tuned their systems to ensure consistent, superior quality in their 500+ tons of annual production. Öko Caribe maintains close relationships with its 165 farmers through technical training, in agronomic practices and organic certification. In addition, owners Adriano and Gualberto have personal relationships with all farmers, offering microfinance loans for cacao-related expenses, as well as personal loans for family emergencies or other community needs. The loyalty between Öko Caribe and the farmers they work with is not only evidenced in daily interactions between staff, management and farmers, but also in their best-in-class, award winning final product.
Bean Origin: OKO Carribe, Dominican Republic
Harvest Year: 2022
Ingredients Used: 2 - Organic Cocoa beans, Organic Cane Sugar
Organic: Yes
Vegan: Yes
Roast Profile: 245, 70 minutes
Conche Time: 48 hours
Cocoa Content: 80%
Cacao Variety: Mix
Organic: Yes
Weight: 2.25 oz
Allergy Information: Chocolate is made on shared equipment with peanuts and tree nuts
Tasting Notes: Notes of cherry, figs & citrus