Product Description

Our beans have a strong cacao flavor with a balanced combination of yellow fruits, citrus, red berries and caramel notes. The acidity is low to medium with a high fermentation – more than 75%. This unique profile of cacao beans embodies the rich taste one expects from Costa Rica.

85-90 beans per 100 grams
0% mouldy, 0% wormy, 0% slaty beans, 5%-10% violets
7% moisture
No off-flavors

BASIC STATS

CERTIFICATIONS: B-Corporation

% FERMENTATION: 80%

VARIETAL COMPOSITION: Trinitario hybrids

AWARDS: International Chocolate Awards

Farm Origin

8 cosecha corte

Nahua Cacao

Costa Rica

Nahua (pronounced /ˈnɑːwɑː/) is Costa Rica’s leading fine flavor cacao producer with a social mission, supplying leading chocolatiers and cacao buyers around the world. Grown in the fertile soils of Costa Rica, our single origin Trinitario cacao beans ...

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Product Host

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Nahua LLC

San Francisco, CA, United States

Warehoused in East Bay Logistics

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FLAVOR ASSESSMENT TYPE: Unknown

CONDUCTED BY: Unknown

Processing Details

GENERAL FERMENTATION METHOD

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE: 40°C

FERMENTATION TIME: 5 days

TYPE OF FERMENTATION: Box

ADDITIONS TO BOXES: -

GENERAL DRYING METHOD

DRYING METHOD: drying racks

DRYING TIME: 10 days

STORAGE: Company´s warehouse

OTHER

SORTED AT ORIGIN: yes, hand

PROCESSED BY: -

SECONDARY PROCESSING AVAILABLE: Toasting, peeling, refining (cocoa mass), couvertures

HARVEST SEASON: June-September

Quality

GENERAL CUT TEST DETAILS

% OF MOLD: 0%

% OF FERMENTATION: 80%

% OF WHITE BEAN: 0%

BEAN COUNT: 85 beans/100g

MOISTURE CONTENT: 7%

PERFORMED BY: Cotterell NV

PERFORMED ON: Feb, 2015

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