Uganda Semuliki Forest
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Located in Bundibugyo, Western Uganda, Semuliki Forest cacao is grown by 1,002 organic smallholder farmers in the region, 52% of whom are women. Latitude Trade Co. (LTC), the company that processes and exports this cacao, has organized 6 rural collection points for farmers to access, where they sell fresh cacao weekly into the network and receive cash at the point of sale.
We work with Uncommon Cacao in bringing these beans to Triangle Roasters and love this bean because it has a great balance of base chocolate and fruit forwardness. It is a very versatile bean, with the flexibility to shine in different ways at different roast profiles.
Bean Origin: Semuliki Forest, Uganda
Ingredients Used: 2 - Cacao Bean, Cane Sugar
Roast Profile: About 20-30 min - moderate heat ramp
Conche Time: About 3 days total refine and conch time
Cocoa Content: 70%
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: Fig, Vanilla, Red Wine