Oko Caribe, Dominican Republic 72%
Nestled in the heart of the cacao-rich Duarte province of the Dominican Republic, Oko-Caribe produces some of the finest, most consistent cacao in the country. Oko-Caribe maintains close relationships with its 127 farmer/producers through training in agronomic practices and organic certification as well as providing access to microfinance loans for cocoa and personal needs.
Harvest Year: 2022
Ingredients Used: 3 - Organic Cocoa Beans, Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Cocoa Butter
Roast Profile: Medium
Conche Time: Medium
Cocoa Content: 72%
Weight: 1.8 oz
Allergy Information: Nut free, dairy free, gluten free, soy free
Tasting Notes: The medium roasted cacao in our Recipe 224 bar reveals subtle notes of blackcurrant, caramel, and vanilla. Days of stone grinding achieve a silky texture. Next, the chocolate is heated, mixed and aerated, this is conching. Our medium conche step mellows each flavor note, creating a smooth blend reminiscent of caramel and milk chocolate with subtle hints of red fruit and plum. A small amount of added cocoa butter enhances the chocolate’s silky texture as it melts on your palate. Our unbleached, organic cane sugar makes this chocolate vegan friendly.