Cleveland Chocolate

Uganda 72%

Latitude Trade Co. (LTC), founded in 2016, is a vertically integrated certified B Corp in Uganda sourcing from more than 4,664 certified organic smallholder producers, 2,266 (49%) of whom are women and 3,228 (69%) of whom are individuals under 35 years of age. LTC produces both award-winning specialty cacao and bean to bar chocolate in Uganda, employing more than 50 organized rural collection points for producers to sell fresh cacao weekly into the network. The producers receive a premium cash price at the point-of-sale. Semuliki Forest cacao is sourced from the region around Bundibugyo in Western Uganda. LTC offers producers training on farm productivity, ecological practices, cacao quality, and finance, as well as support in opening bank accounts and in building credit. LTC’s centralized fermentation facility and warehouse sits in the village of Kasese, where beans dry in the sun on raised racks for six to seven days and are blended before export to create consistent lots with luscious flavor notes of cinnamon, dark chocolate, and fig.

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Bean Origin: Semuliki Forest, Uganda 
Ingredients Used: 4 - Organic Cacao Beans, Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Cocoa Butter, Sea salt
Organic: Yes
Vegan: Yes
Roast Profile: Medium Roast 
Conche Time: 72+ hours
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Weight: 1.76 oz
Allergy Information: Made in a facility that processes nuts, dairy & gluten
Tasting Notes: Fig, Ganache, Leather

Pairing Suggestions: Soft Ripened Cheese