Product Description

These beans have predominantly fruity notes - red fruit, apples, plums, as well as pleasant woody notes, and light cocoa/chocolate notes.

Cocoa farmers in the Kilombero Valley practice organic farming, in the complete absence of any inorganic inputs. They are not yet certified as organic - but hope to certify in the next year.

"We continuously monitor the pH and temperature of our beans during fermentation, and adjust our methodology if required to make sure we have well fermented beans. During drying we regularly check the moisture content, and do visual and taste tests to ensure the proper processes are being followed. After drying we painstakingly grade and blend our beans to ensure only the best quality cocoa is bagged and exported with our stamp of approval."

Sold by Meridian Cacao in Portland, Oregon.

BASIC STATS

CERTIFICATIONS: No certifications

% FERMENTATION: N/A

VARIETAL COMPOSITION: Trinitario/Criollo

AWARDS: -

Farm Origin

Kokoa

Kokoa Kamili

Tanzania

Owners, Brian LoBue and Simran Bindra, have backgrounds in international development throughout East and Southern Africa. While starting the Kokoa Kamili Cooperative they focused on three principles fundamental to the work: Tanzanian cocoa has the pote...

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Meridian Cacao

Portland, OR, United States

Meridian Cacao Company is a boutique cocoa bean distributor, founded to meet the needs of craft chocolate makers, chocolatiers, bakers, and farmers. Meridian works directly for cocoa farmers to provide them with premium market access by efficiently serving the ultra premium craft chocolate market worldwide.

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Processing Details

GENERAL FERMENTATION METHOD

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE: 35°C

FERMENTATION TIME: 6 days

TYPE OF FERMENTATION: Box

ADDITIONS TO BOXES: -

GENERAL DRYING METHOD

DRYING METHOD: solar/direct sun/both

DRYING TIME: 7 days

STORAGE: N/A

OTHER

SORTED AT ORIGIN: yes, hand

PROCESSED BY: Kokoa Kamili

SECONDARY PROCESSING AVAILABLE: -

HARVEST SEASON: June-November

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Greg D'alesandre

Chocolate sourcerer at Dandelion Chocolate

PRODUCT SAMPLED: beans

Tuesday, Sep 22

FLAVOR AND PRODUCT EXPERIENCE:

I love working with the Kokoa Kamili guys! Their beans have an awesome fruity flavor with a mellow chocolate finish (as opposed the acidity you often get with fruity bean). Very unique and very tasty! I also like that they're working in a new region of Tanzania for cacao. I can wholeheartedly recommend them!

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