These cocoa beans come from the Hacienda Betulia in the north-western Colombian province of Antioquia. a traditional cocoa-growing area. The Criollo Betulia was made by grafting old Colombian cocoa trees. In the hacienda 3 different varieties were selected that produce completely "white" cocoa beans and a nice cocoa taste, but also complex fruit notes. These trees are numbered B6, B8 and B9. They all have different flavor profiles and after years of grafting these mother trees, several tons of the three varieties are available for the commercial market.
As a chocolate maker, Mark appeals to the B9 the most because of its insanely fruity character. The color of the chocolate is misleading and looks more like a light milk chocolate.
Origin chocolate maker: Ermelo, Netherlands
Single Origin Cocoa Beans: Cacao Betulia
Flavors: A complex chocolate with lots of exotic fruits, a good cocoa taste, notes of spices and pine.
Ingredients: cocoa beans and unrefined cane sugar.
Cocoa Content: min. 70%
The chocolate is vegan, soy and gluten free. May contain traces of lactose and is made in a factory that does not process peanuts or nuts.