Lachuá cacao is grown in the Alta Verapaz region of Guatemala located approximately five hours north of Guatemala City by car. The area is made up of Q’eqchi’ Maya families many of who earn their living cultivating diverse crops such as plantain, mango, banana, cardamom, coffee, and cacao. The cacao varietals in the Alta Verapaz region include trinitario, amelonado, forastero, nacional, as well as United Fruit clones from Amelonado genotypes. Farmers here earn over 90% more than the Cote d’lvorie farmgate price making cacao from this region a desirable and sustainable crop.
Lachuá cacao is an ultra-premium cacao that has won over 29 awards as of 2019. Peak harvest season runs March - June
Bean Origin: Alta Verapaz, Guatemala
Ingredients Used: Organic Cacao, Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Cocoa Butter
Cocoa Content: 70%
Cacao Variety: Trinitario, UF-667
Weight: 3 oz.
Tasting Notes: Bright fruit notes, red berry, creamy, nutty
Awards: 2019 Academy of Chocolate, England – Silver Medal