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Our cocoa

About our cocoa

Throughout its more than 100 years of existence, Daarnhouwer has accumulated a vast amount of knowledge and experience in the field of international trading of cocoa beans and products. We strive to maintain our reputation as a versatile, efficient and reliable supplier of fine or flavour cocoa.

Daarnhouwer specializes in cocoa beans from most fine or flavour cocoa origins.

We also offer cocoa products such as cocoa liquor, cocoa butter, cocoa cake and cocoa powder. We are renowned for finding the best cocoa beans and products for your needs as a bean-to-bar chocolate maker, chocolatier or member of the cocoa processing industry.

We offer our cocoa beans and products for shipment directly from origin, in store Amsterdam, or free delivered at the buyer’s factory, anywhere in the world.

Cocoa bean varieties

Every origin possesses its own differentiating characteristics and profiles and we can assist you in finding the right match for your very own chocolate creations . Our origins span the globe: South-East Asia and Oceania, Central America and the Caribbean, South America, and Africa.

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product details

  • Cocoa

    Variety Criollo
    Harvest  
    Region America, Asia

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    These rare beans are known not only for their light color and complex flavor range, but also for their scarcity. Criollo cocoa trees are less resistant to diseases and pests which is why their availability is so limited nowadays.

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  • Cocoa

    Variety Trinitario
    Harvest Not restricted to one period per year
    Region South America, Carribean

    notes

    A cross between Criollo and Forastero, this bean originated in the island of Trinidad. Trinitario varieties are the most predominant fine or flavour cocoa beans used in the chocolate industry today.

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  • Cocoa

    Variety Forastero
    Harvest Not restricted to one period per year
    Region Africa

    notes

    Even though it originated in the Amazon region in South America, it is now the most widespread variety and is cultivated for mass production of chocolate.

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Cocoa products

Cocoa Liquor

Cocoa liquor is obtained by grounding shelled and roasted cocoa beans (nibs) into a paste. This product is also known as cocoa paste or cocoa mass.

Cocoa Butter

Cocoa butter is the fat obtained by pressing liquid cocoa liquor. After the pressing process, the butter is filtered and is stored in tanks in liquid form or poured in cartons to store in solidified form.

Cocoa Cake

Cocoa cake is the residual product left after cocoa liquor has been pressed to extract cocoa butter.

Cocoa Powder

Cocoa powder is ground cocoa cake.

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