Cacao Tales – GRAN CHILILIQUE Ultra Premium Cacao
Gran Chililique: ultra-premium cacao, winner of the 2013 Peruvian Gold Cacao Award. This cacao grows on the hills around Chililique, and benefits from very favorable climate conditions. The cacao growers are smallholders that live and cultivate cacao around this community, located in the District of Chulucanas, Piura, North of Peru.
Fifty percent of the members of this small cooperative are women that with hard work and dedication produce one of the most flavourful cacao beans of Peru. Cacaotales is working directly with these producers promoting these wonderful cacao beans and supporting gender equality.
Varietal: Peruvian Marañon Nacional and White Native
Harvest season: main harvest: December-May
Cut test: See picture below
White Cacao: 30%
Defects (insect damage, germination, mold) 1%
Drying Method: sun dried on wooden beds
Bean count: 90 beans/100 gr
Sorted: at origin by hand to ensure less than 2% wasteAwards: Peruvian Gold Cacao 2013
Certifications: USDA Organic, EU Organic, Fair Trade Flocert and Small Producers
Time: 6 to 7 days- covered with banana leaves
Method: wooden boxes covered with banana leaves
Presentation: Jute Bags- net weight 62.5 Kg
Storage: Piura/Peru and Amsterdam
Flavor Profile: Middle to high level of sweet tropical fruit acidity. Hints fresh fruit like pineapple. Low notes of roasted macadamias with middle note chocolate flavor.
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