This cocoa is grown in the southern foothills of the Ecuadorian Andes, home to an ancient cocoa tree variety that produces beans highly prized for their unique floral aroma. This traditional variety is grown in association with bananas and food crops by the peasant organization UROCAL.
UROCAL has created a savings and credit cooperative. It acts for local food sovereignty and runs a schooling program. The commercialization of agroforestry products allows the valorization of an organic production method, respectful of water, soil and biodiversity.
It is a real chocolate powder because it is composed of at least 32% cocoa. Contrary to the highly defatted cocoa (usually 10%), this one contains at least 20% of butter, allowing to restore the powerful and complex aromas of the cocoa bean. The chocolate has been steam solubilized, in a totally natural way. The cane sugar used comes from Paraguay and is also a fair trade product.
Its packaging in a round rigid cardboard box with a freshness seal and a plastic lid offers optimal conservation conditions.
From fair trade and organic peasant agriculture.