Madagascar Mava Ottange Organic


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Product description

MAVA Ottange is a 7 hectare farm located in the Sambirano Valley and part of a group of farms that make up the MAVA Estate. This former state owned plantation has its own unique blend of genetics that are carefully fermented and dried on their own post harvesting facility. Ottange was recognized amongst the world’s best 18 cacaos of 2017 by the International Cacao of Excellence Awards. Its flavours have also contributed to award winning chocolate at the Academy of Chocolate Awards, the Great Taste Awards and the International Chocolate Awards.

Net weight 64 kg
Weight N/A





Lower Sambirano Valley


500gr Sample, 64kg Bags



Production Model

Single Plantation

Fermentation Process

Centrally Fermented

Flavour Profile

Cacao, Caramel/Panela, Fresh Fruit, Vegetal

Region and Country

Sambirano Valley, Madagascar


MAVA SA is a young company that took over a former state-owned cocoa plantation in Madagascar. Half of the company is owned by Chocolaterie Robert, an entirely Malagasy operation owned by the Ramanandraibe family, one of the first Malagasy families who actively contributed to the post-colonial economic and industrial revival of the island. The MAVA Plantation covers about 635 hectares divided into eight different farms. All cacao trees are grown in an a traditional agroforestry system. The Ottange Farm is the smallest of the eight farms and is nested along the shores of the Ramena River. The annual production volume of the farm is approximately 6 tons, much of which is used by Chocolaterie Robert for their single plantation chocolate bars.


October – November and May – June


Mainly Trinitario genetics with small percentages of Criollo and Forastero

Post Harvesting Process

The beans from each farm are fermented separately. Fermentation takes place in tiered wooden boxes for a period of 6 days with 3 turns. Drying is done on wooden tables for around one week.


Light body with a Vibrant citrus acidity. Notes of tropical yellow fruit, slight spice and honey and ending with roasted nuts (hazelnut and walnut) and leather.

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