HCP Heirloom Cacao 15
Akesson’s Bejofo Estate, Madagascar
Provided by Akesson’s Organic
Located in the Sambirano Valley, in the North-West of Madagascar, Bejofo Estate spreads over about 2000ha. Since 1920, it has produced world-famous aromatic cocoa, and today many of the top chefs & chocolate makers around the world use cocoa from this estate.
Madagascar chocolate made from Heirloom designated farms
Akesson’s Single Plantation Chocolate Line
Alain Ducasse (FR)
Askinosie (made a special edition in 2018) (US)
Patrice Chapon (FR)
Pump Street Bakery (UK)
Rozsavolgyi Csokolade (HU)
Tasting Panel Notes
There is an immediate burst of a fresh tart citric fruit—sour cherry, citron, tart orange and lemon with a soft fleshy fruit side—apricot, soursop, guanaba. The center taste has the emergence of a very mild cocoa / chocolate note but immediately supplanted by that same nut note as in the aroma along with some mildly astringent nut skins that are connected with a mild pepper piquancy. Throughout this taste profile, there is an overlay of a caramelized sugar / panella / sweet toffee note. The criollo parentage is certainly showing through!
USDA Genetic Profile for cacao beans from Madagascar cacao farm trees