Please note that the below prices are subject to final confirmation and basis in-store Amsterdam. The minimum cost of loading including one pallet is 100 EUR. Therefore we advise you to buy a minimum of 8 bags (max. per pallet). We are happy to organise transport to your warehouse if you choose so in your order.

El Salvador Carrera Real

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Product Details

Region and Country

Jiquilisco, Usulután, El Salvador

Story

Over 3,000 years ago, cacao was being grown and consumed by the Maya peoples in Mesoamerica. This region comprised the South of Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras and the western part of El Salvador. The Mayas perfected cultivation techniques and used cocoa to prepare a sacred ceremonial beverage and as a form of currency. By the time the Spaniards arrived in El Salvador, the use and cultivation of cacao was generalized in the region. 100 years after their arrival, cacao had almost disappeared completely from the landscape due to a combination of poor cultivation methods, pests, disease and a radical decrease in population.
This cocoa is grown by Hacienda San José Real de la Carrera, one of the biggest privately-owned plantations in Central America, with an area of about 350 hectares. Hacienda San José also owns its own processing facilities in order to transform their cacao into semi processed products and chocolate.

Harvest

April – July (main) August – November (mid-crop)

Genetics

Local Acriollado varieties

Post Harvesting Process

Fermentation takes place in cascade-type wooden boxes. The pre-drying and drying processes are done on wooden wooden drying beds during a total of 8 days.

Flavour

Strong cocoa body with a hint of yellow and red fruits followed by slight walnut ending.

Specifications

Net weight51 kg
Continent

Central America & The Caribean

Country

El Salvador

Region

Jiquilisco, Usulután

Packaging

500gr Sample, 51kg Bags

Centrally fermented

Yes

Cocoa type

Single plantation

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