Triangle Roasters

Philippines Kablon Farms Malah Na Bulong


Kablon Farms is a 70 hectare bio diversified, sustainable farm (3 locations with in a 10 km radius) in South Cotabato, in Davao, Philippines. The farm is owned by the Pantua family and the crop production is managed by the eldest sibling, Ernesto Pantua Jr. (who prefers to be called Jun), who grew up traveling to the same property when it belonged to his father. 

Kablon Farms is paving the way for specialty, high quality cacao from the Philippines to change the low price dynamics that are seen across the country. Jun, with his university degree in agricultural engineering and upbringing on cacao and coconut farms, is uniquely poised to design a farm and provide a product that fits this bill. The farm grows a mix of “criollo” (the cacao brought from Mexico in the 1700s) and newer hybrid genetics that were brought from Malaysia in the 1980s for disease resistance and higher yields. Organized into 9 zones, the farm runs fermentation trials with cacao from each zone, and from blends of zones, to generate different products with specific flavor profiles.

We work with Uncommon Cacao in bringing these beans to Triangle Roasters and love the story, and flavor of these unique beans! 

Bean Origin: Kablon Farms, Philippines
Ingredients Used: 2 - Cacao Bean, Cane Sugar
Organic: Yes 
Vegan: Yes
Roast Profile: About 20-30 min - moderate heat ramp 
Conche Time: About 3 days total refine and conch time
Cocoa Content: 70%
Cacao Variety Criollo, and newer hybrids 
Weight: 1.7 oz
Allergen Information: Made on equipment that also processes nuts, dairy, and coconut, in a facility where wheat is present
Tasting Notes: Hot Cocoa, Marshmallow, Caramel