Tropical aromas of lychee and coconut in this select tribal Tabasqueño cacao have lifted the spirits of local Zoque and Tzotzil tribes for 4,000 years in Mexico’s largest rainforest, the Selva Zoque.
- Sweet Fruity 80% 80%
- Sour Fruity 60% 60%
- Caramel 0% 0%
- Nutty 90% 90%
- Cacao 90% 90%
- Dairy 0% 0%
- Floral 30% 30%
- Vegetal 30% 30%
- Spicy 0% 0%
- Earthy 0% 0%
ORIGINAL BEANS CHOCOLATE WITH CACAO FROM SELVA ZOQUE MEXICO
SELVA ZOQUE CACAO
The Tabasqueño bean is the wild hybrid of an ancient criollo cacao from the time of the Olmecs, and an amelonado cacao brought to the coast of Tabasco in the early 1900s. In this bean you’ll enjoy tropical aromas of lychee and coconut – it is a map of flavours leading to the ancient traditions of the Zoque and Tzotzil peoples.
THE SELVA ZOQUE
The deep green ranges of Selva Zoque are considered the birthplace of chocolate, with cacao cultivation taking place here uninterrupted for over 4,000 years. The forefathers of the Zoque tribe who live here – the Olmecs – invented a powerful sacred drink from forest fruit known as ‘kakaw.’
SUPPORTING LOCAL FARMERS & ECOLOGY
A direct-trade supply chain has been established to raise the local cacao price and convert cattle land back into traditional gardens, where cacao can be planted among other crops and tree species. As the Zoque and Tzotzil farmers make a better living, they support the conservation of endangered animals and 1,200 hectares of rainforest.
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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 SELVA ZOQUE CACAO PROVENANCE
|Unnamed Road, Tabasco, Mexico|
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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