Callebaut Single Origin Chocolate-Peru- CHD-P65ALTN-2BU7 Alto El Sol-callets 65% 2.2lbs
What's the fuss over whether beans come from a single region?
Answer: Cacao beans- much like tea leaves, coffee beans, and wine grapes- are a terroir product. This means they take on the flavor profile and characteristics of the region they grow in--flavors unique to that soil, climate, and environment. Some regions have very specific flavor profiles.
Beans from Peru tend to have nutty, buttery flavors. Chocolate made from beans from a single region allows the flavors to truly shine.
The beans used in this chocolate are Criollo Amazonia (Trinitario) and come from the heart of the Natural Park Rio Abiseo. The Alto El Sol plantation is protected by a lush environment, giving the cocoa trees all their richness. The cocoa is cultivated by the Saavedra del Castillo family with the help of six farmers.
The plantation is situated at Pachiza District in the San Martin region of Peru. In this region, the average annual rainfall is 64 inches while average temperature is 80 degrees F.
Thanks to its red fruits and acidic notes, Alto El Sol is an intense, sharp and highly fruity chocolate. It will pair well with Vanilla, Speculoos, Mango, Almonds, Pistachio, Olive oil, Tonka Beans, Banana, Apricot, Peach, Mirabelle Plum, Red Pepper, Tomato, Eucalyptus, and Bergamot.
It works well for moulding chocolate, bars, and coatings.
Kosher dairy, Organic