HCP Heirloom Cacao 1
Alto Beni, Bolivia
Provided by Volker Lehmann,
Frontier Ventures Bolivia
Bursary Sponsor: Tony Caputo’s Market & Deli
Volker left his native Germany for Bolivia in 2000 as trained agriculturist and international agroforestry expert. After developing Tranquilidad estate he started to work in 2008 with cacao farmers in Alto Beni to develop a Fine Flavor Cacao production and central processing plant in Palos Blancos, gaining several Cocoa of Excellence recognitions. The production is around 100 tons/year.
Zokoko in Australia produces 68% Alto Beni bars with FULL traceability to the exact trees of Volker’s designated Heirloom by the HCP.
HCP Tasting Panelists commented on this bean’s fresh fruit and floral notes, complimented by its tamed, but prolonged cacao flavor.
USDA Genetic Profile