Old varieties of cocoa seeking
At the beginning, in 2010, we had to find out ancient cocoa varieties. It’s through literature, existing collections and field expeditions we made during several years it was.
For each one identified, we tested their aromatic potential.
Then, the selected varieties began the long way of multiplication ….
Creation and operating of Plantations-Collections
Create a plantation means, first, create favorable surroundings : ground, shadow, humidity, windbreakers, fauna biodiversity, ….
We adopted the agroforestry mode and plant thousands endemic and endangered tree species.
After 2 years, the fields are ready to receive the cocoa trees. The cultivation begins for 30 years ..
The aim of The Cacaotal is to harvest each variety separately to transform each one in chocolate.
We organize and provide post-harvest treatments for fermentation, drying, bagging fited to each one of the cocoas.
Chocolate of Excellence
Our cocoas are transformed in chocolate by a famous chocolatier who respects their own typicity.