Colombia and Ecuador

Colombia

The country with its high-quality flavoured coffee has also excellent cocoa.                      

But not all cocoas are alike! Beside regional provenance, climate and  location a correct preparation is decisive for the quality. The special climate in Colombia ensures the fine flavor.

We can offer you cocoa beans from Colombia from the following regions: Santander, Tumaco and Huila. 

Flavor profile: slight taste of fruit, slightly bitter with an intensive taste of cocoa. 

 

Specifications of the quality SANTANDER from Colombia  

Bean Count   

90-95 Beans per 100 g

Fermented Beans:

80%

Slaty Beans 

0-2%

Violet Beans 

0-8%

Mouldy Beans

0-3%

Insect Damage 

0-1%

Defect beans

0-1%

Foreign Matters:

0-1%

Moisture

7,0%

  


Ecuador

From Ecuador we can offer you the following Cocoa qualities: 

  • ASS (Arriba Superior Selecto)
  • ASSS ( Arriba Superior Summer Selecto)

These are fine flavor cocoa beans of high quality and belong to the Trinitario cocoa beans.  

Flavor profile:  fine flavor, full bodied with a fruity note and a flowery/floral flavor bouquet. Taste of nuts, partly of bananas or caramel. In case of the flowery flavor even a little taste of Jazmin.  

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Des weiteren beziehen wir auch CCN 51.  Hier handelt es sich um eine schnell reifende und ertragreiche Hybridsorte CCN
(Collection Castro Naranjal)  51 aus Ecuador, die sich durch hohen Fettgehalt auszeichnet. Der Geschmack von CCN-51 liegt weit unter dem Niveau des Cacao Nacional  und kann somit nur für „minderwertige“ Schokolade verwendet werden.

CCN 51 ist seit  2005 auf dem Markt. Es handelt sich dabei um eine neu geklonte Kakaosorte auf dem Markt: CCN-51. Sie verspricht den Bäuerinnen und Bauern eine vierfach höhere Produktivität und ist weniger anfällig für Krankheiten. Außerdem kann die erste Ernte nach knapp zwei Jahren erzielt werden, der Cacao Nacional braucht vier Jahre. Der Kakao ist zwar ertragreich, aber hat kaum Aroma und ist geschmacklich somit nicht sonderlich attraktiv. 

ECUADOR STANDARD OF QUALITIES FOR COCOA BEANS

                   

 

 

ASSPS

ASSS

ASS

ASES

ASE

ASE
  2%

ASNS

ASN

WEIGHT PER HUNDRED BEANS (GR)

135-140

130-135

120-125

120-125

105-110

105-110

120-125

110-115

CUTTING   BROWN FERMENTED

75%

65%

60%

35%

20%

23%

50%

42%

SLIGHTLY  VIOLET - GRAY BROWN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FERMENTED

 

10%

10%

5%

15%

20%

30%

10%

10%

TOTAL  FERMENTED BEANS

85%

75%

65%

50%

40%

53%

60%

52%

VIOLET

 

10%

15%

20%

30%

34%

30%

25%

25%

SLATY

 

5%

9%

12%

18%

20%

15%

13%

18%

TOTAL   DEFECTIVE BEANS

 

1%

3%

2%

6%

2%

2%

5%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                   

 

                                       

 

HUMIDITY:

7%-7.5%

     

PACKAGE:

NEW SISAL BAGS - FIT FOR EXPORT PURPOSE

WEIGHT:

69.00KN

69.60KG

   

 

 

  

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The Aztec and Mayans of Central America cultivated cocoa trees long before the arrival of European explorers. These Mesoamerican Indians were the first to create a drink from crushed cocoa beans mixed with water and flavorings such as chili peppers, vanilla, and other spices. It was a special beverage reserved for Mayan rulers and special ceremonies.

The word cacao itself derives from the Nahuatl (Aztec language) word cacahuatl. The Mayan used cocoa beans also as currency.

The Maya believed that the kakaw (cacao) was discovered by the gods in a mountain that also contained other deletable foods to be used by the Maya.

The invading Spaniards learned about cocoa from the Aztec Indians in the 1500s and brought this fascinating “new” food back to Europe.

Chocolate slowly spread across the royal courts of Europe, and by the 17th century it was an expensive luxury reserved for the upper class.

The cacao plant was first given its botanical name by Swedish natural scientist Carl von Linné (1707-1778), who called it “Theobroma (Food of the gods) cacao”.

Kontakt

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D-24539 Neumünster Germany

+49 (0) 4321 / 556 22 08

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