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The Ucayali River is the main headstream of the Amazon River. Ucayali River Cacao is a central fermentary that works with cocoa farmers along the Ucayali River outside of the Peruvian city of Pucallpa. Ucayali River Cacao has partnered with USAID and Alianza Peru to give local farmers access to an alternate market to cocaine. Working with around 400 smallholder farmers with one to three hectares of land each, Ucayali River Cacao buys wet cacao at a premium price. The resulting chocolate is mouthwatering after being roasted to highlight notes of fudge and candied orange peel.
Bean Origin: Ucayali, Peru
Ingredients: 2 - Cacao Beans, Organic Sugar
Organic: Direct Trade, not Certified Organic
Roast Profile: Origin specific
Conche Time: 2-3 days depending on chocolate
Cocoa Content: 70%
Cacao Variety: Trinitario ancestors, ICS, TSH
Allergen Information: Kosher, Gluten-Free, Vegan
Tasting Notes: Fudge and candied orange peel.