Product Description

100% of the money you pay for this cacao goes back to the community. Enliven cacao is a varietal blend originating from the North Central Mountains of Nicaragua. Old growth trees high in the mountains produce cacao that is fermented at the source, then brought down the mountains to be dried organically in the arid lowlands. The result is a fruity, bright flavor with dominant cocoa and floral touches.

BASIC STATS

CERTIFICATIONS: No certifications

% FERMENTATION: 90%

VARIETAL COMPOSITION: Trinitario blend

AWARDS: -

TAGS

Biodiversity
Fair wages
Fine flavored
Heirloom
Indigenous cooperative
Pesticide-free
Wild
Women’s empowerment

Farm Origin

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La Colonia

Nicaragua

Enliven spent 2 years immersed in the La Colonia community outside of Rancho Grande in Matagalpa, Nicaragua. At their request, and with the help of many other professionals, we taught them how to ferment and dry their own beans.

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Enliven Cacao

Hugo, Minnesota, United States

Enliven Cacao is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping native cacao farmers bring their beans to artisan chocolate makers.

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FLAVOR ASSESSMENT TYPE: Cacao beans

CONDUCTED BY: Unknown

Processing Details

GENERAL FERMENTATION METHOD

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE: 50°C

FERMENTATION TIME: 7 days

TYPE OF FERMENTATION: Box

ADDITIONS TO BOXES: -

GENERAL DRYING METHOD

DRYING METHOD: solar/direct sun/both

DRYING TIME: 8 days

STORAGE: At the bodega near Sebaco. Humidity never exceeded 55%. Product was kept completely dry and in organic jute sacks on wooden pallets.

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SORTED AT ORIGIN: yes, hand

PROCESSED BY: -

SECONDARY PROCESSING AVAILABLE: Also hand sorted in our warehouse in Minnesota.

HARVEST SEASON: October-May

Quality

GENERAL CUT TEST DETAILS

% OF MOLD: 0%

% OF FERMENTATION: 90%

% OF WHITE BEAN: 0%

BEAN COUNT: N/A

MOISTURE CONTENT: 7.5% humidity

PERFORMED BY: N/A

PERFORMED ON: N/A

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