Tumaco region, Colombia 70%
Commended in the 2020 Academy of Chocolate International Awards
There’s something special in the coastal air of Colombia’s Tumaco Region. The cacao we source from community cooperatives results in a satisfyingly creamy chocolate with a hint of the seaside.
While Tumaco Region, Colombia evokes flavours of decadent creaminess, warm nuts and a slow malty finish it’s simply the cacao’s origin talking – plus organic cane sugar and our obsession for preserving the flavours of provenance.
And because your senses are unique, you may discover characters and aromas others may not – that’s the magic of Foundry Chocolate.
From the 2018 vintage. Please note the batch number you receive will differ from the one pictured.
Ingredients: Cacao Beans & Organic Cane Sugar. The Cacao Beans are Uncertified Organic. No added cacao butter, lecithin or vanilla.
Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Soy Free and 100% Plant Based.
On the southern pacific coast of Colombia, Tumaco is a region that has been hard hit by historic political conflict and plagued by narco trafficking. The predominantly Afro-Colombian population has faced a great deal of prejudice and sustainable local development has been hijacked by extensive penetration of paramilitary and narco groups.
When Cacao de Colombia first explored the region back in 2011, they found cacao everywhere; drying on any flat surface farmers could find, including the road. The sheer volume of cacao was overwhelming, and the opportunity for quality and systemic improvement was obvious.
Cacao de Colombia has worked with three community cooperatives to introduce centralised processing and drying. Because of the introduction of centralised processing and Cacao de Colombia’s expertise in high-quality flavour development, farmers today earn 70% more income from cacao today than they did when selling dried beans to the commodity market supply chain, and have a true sustainable alternative to coca production or involvement in the narco groups.
Credit: Uncommon Cacao