This rare Piura Blanco cacao was voted best Peruvian cacao in 2016. The Typical brilliant and light colour of the bean preludes its complex lingering and fruity flavour. Native to Peru, the beans grow in the high Piura Valley region. Young red fruit, passion fruit, soft nuttiness, long and elegant after taste with a hint of Coffee and citrus. For this bar we have used two different roasting profiles. The first one highlights notes of fresh young fruit. The second roast brings out lovely mellow notes of nuts and coffee.
Norandino is an agricultural cooperative, focussed on local Peruvian produce such as coffee and cacao. They strives to improve social, economic and environmental responsibility in all their products and processes. The production area covers the coast, mountains and jungle of northern Peru, in the departments of Piura, Tumbes, Amazonas, Cajamarca, Lambayeque and San Martín. The cacao beans are sourced from the villages Palmas, Puerta Palache and Las Lomas in the San Lorenzo Valley. Part of the greater Piura Vally Peru. The terroir can be defined as dry forrest with just a few months of rain in the year. The cacao trees are nourished with water from the Andes mountains. At Norandino the famers ferment the beans between 6 to 8 days in wooden boxes. After the fermentation the beans are dried in the sun and packed to be shipped to the Netherlands.
Jan-Willem & Ewald are like two brothers you always wished you had. Both are friendly, organised, and super fun. They're immersed in creating some special chocolate and making it an experience you won't forget. From their factory in the old part of Rotterdam city, they sort and roast beans then set to work finding the perfect roast profile to create the perfect bar. Transparency is a core component of their product, their website shows you where they get their beans, and how. Their lab coats reflect their scientific approach to the art of making chocolate but also a jovial elegance which permeates thorough the experience you have when you try one of their bars.
Each Heinde & Verre box contains 2 bars, one bar for now, one for later - we love these formats as it enables you to try some and keep some fresh to compare to something else later. Why not split it up and share with a friend (give it away before you try it otherwise you will probably want to hang onto it for yourself). See more