Cacao Hunters, "Heirloom" Magdalena 71%
DESCRIPTION: At the meeting point between the Caribbean Sea and Magdalena River, entering the plains and through the mountains ranges, is the community of Aracataca, place where the great Gabriel Garcia Marquez was born and also this extraordinary chocolate. The quaint community, with its colonial structures and tiny bridges, carries with it spirit of magical realism. Here was founded the "Macondo Cacao School" to help farmers preserve an ancient tradition and strengthen local production.
TASTING NOTES: We taste red berries initially developing into citrus fruits and finishing with brown sugar notes...
3 INGREDIENTS: Cacao mass, sugar, cacao butter.
CACAO ORIGIN: Magdalena
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...