HCP Heirloom Cacao 3
Hacienda Limon, Los Rios, Ecuador
Provided by Samuel von Rutte, ORECAO, SA
Bursary Sponsor: Chocolate Maya
Discover Heirloom Designated Cacao Farming in Ecuador
Samuel von Rutte was born in Switzerland. He left his native country for Ecuador 25 years ago. He now lives with his family among the farmers to help grow and process these Heirloom beans. He makes bulk chocolate in Ecuador, which he sells in Europe, the USA, and other markets.
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
“This is not about the chocolate, it is about the caramelic notes!.” Click the Tasting Panel Notes to see what HCP panelists had to say about this bean’s chocolate flavor.
USDA Genetic Profile for cacao beans from Ecuador Cacao farm trees