Venezuela | Sur de Lago

Ecuador | Hacienda Victoria 

Ecuador is a well known country for cacao. The famous Arriba cacao, or Nacional, grows there and many chocolate makers go crazy for the fruity, floral profile that typically comes from those beans. In Ecuador we are working with Hacienda Victoria, a beautiful cacao farm located in the Guayas region that grows 100% Arriba cacao. This cacao is perfect for buyers who are looking for something really special and they do not want any negative surprises. From customers' feedback we hear that the beans are easy to work with, clean and large, with great flavours and consistency in the quality. We always have these beans in Amsterdam. 

On stock:

  • Hacienda Victoria cacao - Fresh fruity, floral, dark chocolate & nutty

Venezuela is a country close to our hearts. And not only to us, many chocolate makers have a mythical, holy grail idea of this ancient cacao origin. The fertile lands of the Venezuelan Andean mountain ranges are the birthplace of criollo cacao. Although plenty of Venezuelan cacao is on the market, often the quality is poor. Because of our year-long experience on the ground, our relationships with producers, and our strict bean selections, we can offer both mainstream and special cacao from Venezuela. 

On stock:

  • Conventional Sur de Lago cacao - A well fermented blend from the Merida, Táchira and Trujillo states. Mild chocolate, nutty, malty, woody

Currently out of stock

  • Las Virtudes - Complex earthy, woody and nutty

  • Gibraltar - Our favourite! Cookies, bananas and caramel

  • Porcelana - The one and only. Soft and mild caramel and nuts

  • Bocadillo - Pronounced flavours of nuts and cream

  • Cuayagua - Extremely rare, these beans from northern Venezuela. Whipped cream, almonds, hazelnuts and cherry jam. Comes with a authenticity certificate.

Are you interested in this cacao? Let us know, so that we can inform you once we have it on stock.

Cocoa powder, butter & mass

We have an amazing natural cocoa butter, cocoa mass and (alkalised and premium) cocoa powder from KKO Real on stock. Made locally in Venezuela from a blend we call ‘Cacao de Venezuela’ – a mosaic variety that gathers several criollos and Trinitarios. These products are of very high quality and should be known by all chocolate makers who pride themselves for using only the best of the best.

Nicaraguan organic beans & mass | Matagalpa

Nicaragua - the land of lakes and volcanoes - has the perfect soil and weather conditions for fine cacao. We sell beans and cocoa mass that is certified organic. The cocoa mass is delivered in small, round pastilles which are easy to use for any chocolate maker. 

On stock:

  • Beans, nibs and cocoa mass (minimum 8 bags) - Citric, nutty, complex flavour

Guatemala | Hacienda Kampura

These beans come from Hacienda Kampura, located in the northeast Guatemala in the region of Izabal. It rains throughout the year, which creates an ideal condition for cacao to grow. The fine flavour cacao grows in harmony with the mahogany, rosewood and rubber trees in a natural forest. These beans are incredibly clean and large, making them perfect for any chocolate maker to use. Certification: UTZ. 

On stock:

  • Kampura cacao beans - Mild cacao with citric notes slight hints of nuts, caramel & herbal

In general:

- We deliver from bags (around 60 kg) up to full containers from Amsterdam, or origin.

- Varieties such as Porcelana and Cuyagua are extremely rare. We usually have a waiting list for these cacaos.

- We charge a fee for samples.

- Contact us for more information on each origin.

Need some more information, and a price list? Reach out to us.

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