São Tomé Organic


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Product description

After the Portuguese introduced cacao to Principe, the small island became the gateway of cacao to Africa. From there cacao was brought to its sister island of São Tomé and later on into mainland West Africa. The bittersweet history of cacao on both islands was reflected in the neglect of plantations and crops for many decades. Nowadays, it has regained strength and has become an important source of income for many smallholder farmers who are proud of their contribution to the country’s production.

Net weight 69 kg
Weight N/A



São Tomé


Mestre António


500gr Sample, 50kg Bags

Cocoa type


Flavour Profile

Cacao, Fresh Fruit, Nutty

Region and Country

Island of São Tomé, São Tomé & Principe


Since the 90's and early 00's, the cacao sector in São Tomé started experiencing a comeback after a long period of decline. By joining the local know how of farmers with improved management systems and modern tools, São Tomé strives to improve yields, quality and the livelihoods of its producers. This cacao comes from organic certified plantations on the island. A lot of the cacao grown on the island is organic by default but not all farmers have the means to receive an organic certification. Daarnhouwer has held a strong connection with the island for decades, sourcing cocoa beans directly from farms or through local exporters.


March - May (main harvest) - February (mid-crop)


A blend of Amelonado and Trinitario

Post Harvesting Process

The wet mass is placed on banana leaves on the ground and covered by leaves. Drying takes place on wooden tables in the sun.


Bright fruit acidity; notes of tropical and red fruit, wine, smoked bell peppers, wood and spice.

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