HCP Heirloom Cacao 10
Provided by Asociacion De Productores Organicos De Vinces Apovinces Vinces, Ecuador
Bursary Sponsor: Millcreek Cacao Roasters
Discover Heirloom Designated Cacao Farming in Ecuador
Vinces—heart of the historic Nacional estates of the 18th & 19th centuries. In 2006, with great optimism, a group of vinceños, small cultivators of the land decided to form an organization to boost clean agriculture, market production, provide training as key to improving farm productivity and the living conditions of farmers and their families.
While the majority of cacao tree producers are increasing the production of flavorless high-yielding chocolate for mass produced chocolate bars (containing high levels of sugar and added artificial flavors), HCP is striving to preserve the rich biodiversity of cacao trees in Ecuador. These Heirloom trees make balanced, unique, fine flavor chocolate possible for future generations to experience.
Ecuadorean chocolate made from Heirloom designated farms
Tasting Panel Notes
Early, mildly tart notes with an acetic and citric character. “Bright” overall with notable intensity. The woody / resinous notes of the aroma come through clearly together with a mild background astringency. In the background some dark fruit notes (citrus, cane berry, cassis) with what seems like a finish of trace nutmeg and cinnamon and tobacco spice.
USDA Genetic Profile for cacao beans from Ecuador cacao farm trees