Costa Esmeraldas 73% Cacao
2017 Harvest Ecuador

A single estate located less than 10 miles inland from the town of Muisne in the Esmeraldas province. Cacao orchards were established on a former cattle pasture with very steep terrain. Establishment of cacao, timber, and other fruit trees has reduced erosion on the farm site. Esmeraldas has an unusual climate, with little variation in average temperature. The region has a relatively short wet season from January to May each year, but during the dry season, the weather is almost always overcast with light drizzling rain.

In Esmeraldas, on typical years, the Nacional hybrid trees bear fruit from June to February with peak harvest July through September. All cacao fruits are harvested, broken, and placed into fermentation boxes on the same day they are picked.

Tasting Notes

A strong base of chocolate, roasted nuts, light fruit and floral notes. It has low acidity, bitterness and astringency.

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Kajkab’s approach to creating chocolate is very similar to the process of making wine. They only use natural ingredients with no fillers (such as cacao butter, artificial flavors, synthetic emulsifiers, etc.) to let each variety show its unique character. Single origin chocolate is chocolate that’s made from one variety of cacao harvested in one region.

Why does this matter? Cacao is a plant. Like other plants, its beans take on the characteristics of the region where it’s grown—its terroir. Many terms used to describe single origin chocolate will be familiar to wine lovers—earthy, floral, herbal and berry, to name a few. When cacao is blended, the effect of terroir is lost, just like wines.

All of Kajkab’s single-origin tasting palettes are hand crafted in small batches with just two ingredients: cacao beans and organic sugar. No added cocoa butter, lecithin, or vanilla.

Additional information

Weight .125 lbs
Dimensions 2.5 × 2 in


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