HCP Heirloom Cacao 7
Maya Mountain Cacao Ltd. Farmer Network: Villages of San Antonio, Santa Cruz, Santa Elena, and Pueblo Viejo, Belize
Provided by Daniel O’Doherty, Cacao Services Inc.
Bursary Sponsor: Chocolate Maya
Daniel O’Doherty moved to Hawaii in 2005 and began his work with cacao throughout the Hawaiian Islands. His work now extends internationally as a consultant to help better agricultural practices and post-harvest processing techniques, which is how he came to work closely with these Maya Mountain villages.
|Cacao Man Studio|
|Charm School Chocolate|
|Fresh Coast Chocolate|
|Hunted + Gathered|
|Just Good Chocolate|
|Palette de Bine|
|Sweetie’s Fine Chocolate|
|Violet Sky Chocolate|
The International Tasting Panelists found the flavor of the liquor and the chocolate made from the Belize beans to be dramatic: well-balanced and smooth, yet surprisingly complex with all the flavor notes maintaining their distinctiveness but not overpowering each other.
USDA Genetic Profile