Cacao Hunters, "Heirloom" Arhuacos 72%
DESCRIPTION: This is where the jungle meets the snow-capped peaks of the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta. The Arhuaco people have protected this heirloom cacao for generations in he highest coastal mountain range in the world; the Sierra Nevada stands at 5,775 meters above the Caribbean Sea. At the summit, you can see a distance of 500 km, known to be the longest between any two points on Earth.
TASTING NOTES: Initially we taste lime developing into green grapes and finishing with a lemongrass profile.
3 INGREDIENTS: Cacao from the Arhuacos, sugar, cocoa butter.
CACAO ORIGIN: Sierra Nevada, Santa Marta - Colombia
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...