Producer: Only one cooperative is responsible for the production of the cocoa that we buy from the province Satipo in the Peruvian rainforest (selva central): The “Asociación de Productores Agrosostenibles Villa Ecologia Perú”. In total there are involved 200 farmers in the production of this cocoa who grow and process the cocoa beans in a sustainable and ecological manner, preserving the rainforest area of Peru.
Fermentation process: The cocoa is fermented in boxes for a period of 4 days, dependent from the weather. Each farmer realizes the post-harvest processes individually.
Drying process: The cocoa beans are exposed to the sun on drying tables until they achieve a maximum humidity of 7%. Usually this process takes 72 hours of sun drying.
Variety: Different native hybrids from Satipo