Craft Chocolate Bar - Piura Blanco, Peru
Piura Blanco - Peru
This 70% dark chocolate was hand crafted from raw cacao and organic sugar in Topeka, KS.
Piura White cacao come from the Piura department, situated in the north desert coast of Peru. The cacao comes from the Cooperativa Agraria Norandino which is made up of a few hundred small-holder farming members and specifically comes from the Piura and Ayabaca provinces. This origin has historically been a prized and valued cacao.
The region is extremely unique for cacao in general. Typical cacao trees grow in tropical/jungle climates…. However, in Piura, this is not the case. Piura is a desert. It is dry, arid, and completely different soil than that found in the jungle. Usually in Peru the jungle is separated from the desert coast by the mountain ridge of the Andes, however in north of Peru there is a small section where the mountains are low, allowing the amazon jungle to flirt directly with the desert coast. This geographic shallow mountain pass is called “Paso de Porculla” – the lowest point in the Andes (2137 meters above sea level).
Bean Origin: Bundibugyo District in Western Uganda
Harvest Year: 2021
Ingredients: Roasted Cacao, Organic Sugar
Vegan: (Yes or No): Yes
Roast Profile: Medium
Conche Time: ~2.5 days
Cocoa Content: 70%
Cacao Variety: Native criollos and are typically ~30% white beans.
Tasting Notes: The chocolate has nutty coco notes that interplay with fruit acidity.This finish is clean with very mild astringency.
Pairing Suggestions: Cline Old Vine Zinfadel and Savory foods