Below you will discover 14 of the world’s finest cacao farms and where to purchase their chocolate. HCP has identified the world’s most flavorful cacao beans to bring YOU the absolute best possible quality chocolate for generations to come. HCP supported cacao farms create the best tasting, most sophisticated, ethically responsible chocolate products in the world supporting bio-diversity, and sustainability improving the farmers lives and protecting the highest quality quickly vanishing cacao. HCP is non profit collaboration between the Fine Chocolate Industry Association (FCIA) and the United States Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service (USDA/ARS).
Hacienda Limon, Los Rios, Ecuador
Very mild initial profile that persists throughout. You must look closely! Complex nutty and caramelic / honey / malt caramel notes dominate with a background smooth, mild, very low bitterness and astringency chocolate. This is not about the chocolate, it is about the caramelic notes!
About Ecuador Cacao, Supporting this Cacao Line and Where to Buy
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.
Buy Ecuadorian chocolate made from Heirloom designated farms!
Locations to Purchase
Specifically ask for chocolate made with Ecuadorian HCP Heirloom Cacao #3!