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São Tomé Organic

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Product Details

Region and Country

Island of São Tomé, São Tomé & Principe

Story

São Tomé and Principe were nicknamed The Chocolate Islands back in 1913 when it was the world’s biggest cocoa producer. Cacao was introduced from Brazil to the island of Principe in the 1820’s by the Portuguese. Thirty years later, cacao crossed over to São Tomé. The Portuguese organised production into estates called roças. The estates fell into gradual neglect and by the time the islands declared their independence from Portugal in 1975, cocoa production had declined dramatically.

Cacao started to make a comeback a couple of decades ago with foreign and local investments. 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.

Daarnhouwer has held a strong connection with the island for decades, sourcing cocoa beans directly from farms or through local exporters.

Harvest

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

Genetics

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.

Flavour

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

Specifications

Net weight69 kg
Continent

Africa

Country

São Tomé

Region

Mestre António

Packaging

500gr Sample, 50kg Bags

Centrally fermented

Yes

Cocoa type

Collected

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