Cacao Hunters, "Heirloom" Perla Negra 74%
DESCRIPTION: Here where the jungle is dense and impenetrable, the Week-long rains sustain the endless vegetation, the rivers meet the Pacific Ocean, revealing the pristine beaches and humpback whales visiting their calves in the tropical waters. There, between Colombia and Ecuador is Tumaco the Pearl of the Pacific. Deep in the tropical forest, it has been discover the black pearl of cacao safeguarded for generation, this cacao is infused with the vibrant essence of the jungle.
TASTING NOTES: We taste smoked wood initially developing into hazelnut, and coriander and finishing with caramel notes...
3 INGREDIENTS: Cacao mass, sugar, cacao butter.
CACAO ORIGIN: Tumaco
AG-PRACTICES: Sustainable preservation
SOCIAL IMPACT: Tribal empowerment
FOUNDER: Carlos Ignacio Velasco / Mayumi Ogata
ALLERGY INFORMATION: Peanut free, soy free, treenut free, gluten free, may contains traces of milk.
Meet the Founders
Around 2009, Carlos Ignacio Velasco, an ambassador of Colombian coffee in Asia, found the impetus he needed to develop an idea that he had been brewing since his university studies. In his travels through Japanese lands, he met Mayumi Ogata, a nutritionist fan of chocolate, but especially a fan of cacao, this passion led her to travel to more than 14 producing countries to discover its secrets. Without hesitation, Carlos Ignacio invited her to Colombia and there began a great story searching all over Colombia for the highest quality cacao...