Solkiki Beans – Pure Nacional – Fortunato No.4 – 960g
Thought to be extinct for the last century, this bean was rediscovered growing in the foothills of the Andes at twice the usual altitude that cacao trees typically enjoy. Undisturbed for more than a hundred years, this heirloom cacao displays a natural mutation that turns many of the beans white in colour and offers remarkable depth of flavour and low bitterness. We buy directly from Marañón and share their ethical standards. Great news – they have already sold out of this year’s harvest. If you want to try some unroasted Marañón beans, you came to the right place!
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Solkiki Chocolatemaker has earned over 60 major international awards for over 20 products. Their micro-batch craft chocolate is made from bean to bar using ultra-premium cacao beans directly-traded with special tropical farms.
~99% of the global chocolate trade uses the same type of cacao: easy to grow, high yield, very poor flavour profile. This is why dark chocolate is typically cheap & tastes bitter: it‘s an industrial product, chemically processed and farmed under horrific conditions. Even Fair Trade is not effective for most cacao famers, so we avoid that industry.
Solkiki assess a lot of fine flavour cacao and source the best via a very short chain. Direct trade protects vulnerable rainforests and wildlife while improving the lives of farming communities and quality of cacao long-term. As a bonus, Solkiki’s minimal-process, bean-to-bar approach creates delicious chocolate! We remove the middlemen and encourage farmers to grow these fickle trees, promoting equality, biodiversity, sustainability, nutrition and flavour.
Our sourcing principle is more than simply paying what the farmers ask.
At Solkiki, direct trade means we work in partnership with farmers and fermenters to improve both quality of cacao and livelihoods, long term.
Making Chocolate Better
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