Hints of floral honey, apricot and jasmine tea are present in this rarest of rare cacao. The taste leads to the wild cacao trees on Amazon forest islands, home to the vivid blue-throated macaw.
- Sweet Fruity 90% 90%
- Sour Fruity 30% 30%
- Caramel 70% 70%
- Nutty 40% 40%
- Cacao 70% 70%
- Dairy 30% 30%
- Floral 70% 70%
- Vegetal 0% 0%
- Spicy 0% 0%
- Earthy 0% 0%
ORIGINAL BEANS CHOCOLATE WITH CACAO FROM BENI AMAZON BOLIVIA
BENI AMAZON CACAO
The chocolate has a strong fruity and flowery aroma reminiscent of floral honey, apricots, and jasmine tea. The beans are in fact so small that they tend not to fit the normal cacao processing machinery. They weigh just around half of a normal cacao bean, and just like wild strawberries to those which have been cultivated, these beans pack a lot of flavour despite their diminutive size.
Beni Amazon, Bolivia
This region in the Southwestern Amazon basin is made up of savannah, rainforest and waterways, giving rise to almost 40 forest islands in an archipelago of ‘chocolateles’ – chocolate islands. Indigenous collectors have sustainably harvested this ultra-rare Beniano cacao, often only reachable by boat and endemic to the Bolivian Amazonas.
SUPPORTING LOCAL FARMERS & ECOLOGY
Since 2010, Beniano chocolate and its related conservation efforts provide indigenous people with additional income. Local production infrastructure and complex logistical operations have been built to bring this cacao out from the heart of the rainforest. The 100% wild cacao is helped to propagate by the last of the vivid blue-throated Macaw, who in turn are supported by conservation efforts.
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Taste the rare and preserve it
Since 2008 Original Beans have followed their mission, inviting consumers ‘to taste the rare and preserve it’ – not only producing delicious tasting, additive free chocolate, but also delivering powerful social and environmental impact programs at the origin of the cacao; protecting endangered wildlife, tripling farmer incomes and planting or preserving one tree for every single bar sold.
ORIGINAL BEANS BENI AMAZON CACAO PROVENANCE
We talk with Phillip, founder of award-winning chocolate company Original Beans, about their goal of being ‘a 100% regenerative company that returns more to nature than it takes’, we explore his motivations, explore the principles that underpin Original Beans work and discover the many benefits they have created.
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