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.
CERTIFICATIONS: No certifications
% FERMENTATION: N/A
VARIETAL COMPOSITION: Trinitario/Criollo
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.
FLAVOR ASSESSMENT TYPE: Unknown
CONDUCTED BY: Unknown
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
SORTED AT ORIGIN: yes, hand
PROCESSED BY: Kokoa Kamili
SECONDARY PROCESSING AVAILABLE: -
HARVEST SEASON: June-November
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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