Product Description

Of the 1,019 acres on Reserva Zorzal, 25 acres are a mature cacao grove and 33 acres are newly planted with the most flavorful lines we could find in the region. These beans are our Zorzal Estate beans and sold out through 2017. We also purchase beans from like minded farmers in the region who share our vision to produce fine flavored cacao and conserve migratory bird habitat. These are our Zorzal Communitario beans currently on offer. The Communitario beans have notes of chocolate, brown fruits and a mild fruit acidity.

BASIC STATS

CERTIFICATIONS: Organic US

% FERMENTATION: 90%

VARIETAL COMPOSITION: Mixed trinitario

AWARDS: -

Farm Origin

Zorzal3

Reserva Zorzal

Dominican Republic

Our passions for cacao, research, wildlife and conservation unite at Reserva Zorzal (or the Bicknell’s Thrush Reserve, as it is known in English) — a 1,000 acre bird sanctuary and organic cacao demonstration farm in the northern mountain range of the D...

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FLAVOR ASSESSMENT TYPE: Unknown

CONDUCTED BY: Unknown

Processing Details

GENERAL FERMENTATION METHOD

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE: 98°F

FERMENTATION TIME: 6 days

TYPE OF FERMENTATION: Box

ADDITIONS TO BOXES: None

GENERAL DRYING METHOD

DRYING METHOD: solar/direct sun/both

DRYING TIME: 8 days

STORAGE: N/A

OTHER

SORTED AT ORIGIN: yes, hand

PROCESSED BY: Zorzal

SECONDARY PROCESSING AVAILABLE: -

HARVEST SEASON: March-June

Quality

GENERAL CUT TEST DETAILS

% OF MOLD: 1%

% OF FERMENTATION: 90%

% OF WHITE BEAN: 10%

BEAN COUNT: N/A

MOISTURE CONTENT: N/A

PERFORMED BY: Charles Kerchner

PERFORMED ON: Nov, 2015

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