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.

Madagascar Åkesson Organic

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Product Details

Region and Country

Lower Sambirano Valley, Northwest Madagascar

Story

Lucien Millot, a native of Nantua in east France, immigrated to Madagascar in 1901. He established a plantation where he harvested coffee, coconut trees, cassava, vanilla and pepper. He also distilled citronella and ylang-ylang. In 1920 he introduced the first cacao trees to the plantation. The trees came from the Botanic Garden of Buitenzorg (ex-Bogor) in Java. Millot’s original property was split into parcels. One of these parcels was bought in the 70’s by a Swedish trader and ex-diplomat by the name of Carl Gustaf Bertil Åkesson.
Nowadays Bertil Åkesson is the proud bearer of his father’s cacao heritage and produces top quality cacao at the Åkesson Organic Plantation (formerly known as Sagit). The plantation is located in the lush Sambirano Valley and spread on a property of over 2000 hectares where cacao is grown along coffee and pepper. AO also runs a separate plantation for the production and extraction of ylang ylang, AO pride themselves in their sustainable production methods and are an example of social and environmental entrepreneurship.

Harvest

October – November and May – June

Genetics

80% Trinitario, 10% Criollo and 10% Forastero

Post Harvesting Process

Fermentation takes place in tiered wooden boxes during 6 days and is turned 3 times. Once fermented, the beans are spread out to dry in the sun.

Flavour

Rich chocolate base with a fruity/citrussy acidity and notes of red berries and nuts.

Specifications

Net weight65 kg
Continent

Africa

Country

Madagascar

Region

Lower Sambirano Valley

Packaging

500gr Sample, 65kg Bags

Centrally fermented

Yes

Cocoa type

Single plantation

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