CAR Artisan Chocolate

Kilombero Valley, Tanzania

Located in Tanzania (Kilombero Valley), the small village of Mbingu is home to Kokoa Kamili, a central fermentary. Before their presence, cacao farmers only had access to one central buyer in the region, which resulted in low wages. Now, these farmers make the difficult journey here to sell their wet cacao for premium prices. By solely, focusing on the fermentation and drying process of cacao, Kokoa Kamili is able to achieve high level of consistency and therefore, generate higher compensation to farmers.

Bean Origin: Kilombero Valley, Mbingu, Tanzania
Harvest Year: 2020
Ingredients Used: 3 - Cacao Beans, Cane Sugar, Organic Cacao Butter 
Organic: No 
Vegan: Yes
Roast Profile: Medium - 22 min
Conche Time: 72 hour refining + 24 hour conching
Cocoa Content: 70%
Cacao Variety: Trinitario, Nacional hybrid seedlings
Weight: 2.12 oz
Allergen Information: Produced in a facility that also processes nuts and dairy
Tasting Notes: Lemon, Cherry, Macadamia
Pairing Suggestions: Champagne, Orange/Skin-contact Wine, Hazy IPA