Alto Beni Cacao -
Alto Beni Cacao grew out of a partnership between Alex Whitmore, of Taza Chocolate, and Bolivian brothers Jorge and Nelson Valverde. It was formed as a way to help develop organic cacao farming in the La Paz region of Bolivia as well as a viable economic export. Today Alto Beni Cacao is committed to their community and has developed into a network of 500 small-holder farmers who are paid premium prices making cacao a sustainable crop in Bolivia.
The cacao beans are fermented in wooden boxes and sun dried to deliver a rich chocolaty flavor.
Alto Beni Cacao grows in its natural habitat along the Alto Beni River where it is referred to as Wild Bolivia.
Bean Origin: Palos Blancos, Bolivia
Ingredients: Cocoa Beans, Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Cocoa Butter
Cocoa Content: 70%
Cacao Variety: Trinitario and Nativo (wild)
Weight: 3 oz
Tasting Notes: Earthy with notes of berries and citrus
Nutrition Facts - Serv. Size: 1oz (28g) - Calories: 160
Fat Cal. 90, Total Fat 10g (15% DV), Sat. Fat 6g (30% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholest. 0mg (0% DV), Sodium 0mg (0% DV), Total Carb. 15g (5% DV), Fiber 2g (8% DV), Sugars 12g, Protein 1g, Vitamin A (0% DV), Vitamin C (0% DV), Calcium (2% DV), Iron (10% DV). Percent Daily, Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.