Product Description

Flavor: Lots of bright, fresh fruit notes, berries are prominent (strawberry-like in character on the under-ripe side). Moderate cocoa notes that come in mid-taste. The fruit notes are immediate. The bitterness is controlled and moderate as is the astringency. Some late taste / aftertaste astringency with browned notes. (Flavour Assessment by EdSeguine)

Monila-Tolerant Trinitarios from Costa Rica

BASIC STATS

CERTIFICATIONS: UTZ

% FERMENTATION: 81%

VARIETAL COMPOSITION: Clones, Hybrids, Trinitarios

AWARDS: GoldStandard (Co2 Certification)

Farm Origin

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Fincas Quebrada Limón, Pittí and Rio Uyamá

Panama

ForestFinance has been restoring cattle lands in Panama to high biodiversity mixed forests since 1995. In 2008 we started our first cocoa project with Quebrada Limón. The primary goal was to create an ecologically sound agroforestry system by planti...

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FLAVOR ASSESSMENT TYPE: Unknown

CONDUCTED BY: Unknown

Processing Details

GENERAL FERMENTATION METHOD

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE: 48°C

FERMENTATION TIME: 5 days

TYPE OF FERMENTATION: Box

ADDITIONS TO BOXES: no

GENERAL DRYING METHOD

DRYING METHOD: solar/direct sun/both

DRYING TIME: 8 days

STORAGE: GrainPro Cocoons

OTHER

SORTED AT ORIGIN: no

PROCESSED BY: ForestFinance

SECONDARY PROCESSING AVAILABLE: -

HARVEST SEASON: January-December

Quality

GENERAL CUT TEST DETAILS

% OF MOLD: 0%

% OF FERMENTATION: 81%

% OF WHITE BEAN: 0%

BEAN COUNT: 79 beans/100g

MOISTURE CONTENT: 5,5

PERFORMED BY: Carolina Mejia

PERFORMED ON: N/A

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Hanno Finkeldey

Memeber at GSE Trading cc

PRODUCT SAMPLED: beans

Tuesday, Nov 15

FLAVOR AND PRODUCT EXPERIENCE:

We as GSE Trading cc. have been purchasing these fine Trinitario beans for 2 and a half years now with a total of 80 Mt. Due to the various base varieties of Trinitario types in this mixture of fine beans we end up with complex fruity very distinctive flavor in our chocolate. Various roasting profiles are used to achieve different outcomes. Over time we have perfected our shipping requirements but always had excellent communication and understanding with the seller. We are continuing to import these beans for 2017 and beyond and looking forward to creating even more additional high quality chocolate products. Further partnerships with the seller are envisaged for the near future

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