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Domori Nacional Ecuador 70%

Domori Nacional Ecuador 70%

Weight: 50 g

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Bean to Bar

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Direct-Source Cacao

Direct Sourced

The Hacienda Victoria is located in Ecuador, on land that has been considered sacred for millennia. An ideal climate and sustainable crop management allow for a production of cacao with a fruity aroma and powerful chocolate flavor. The Arriba Hacienda Victoria is pure Arriba National, free of CCN51 contamination, in the recovery of ancient tradition of cultivating the "fruit of the gods". During tasting it unfolds an extreme elegance with a touch of white flowers.

Ingredients: Arriba Hacienda Victoria cocoa nibs (70%), sugar cane (30%). *May contain traces of soy, milk and nuts


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Uses no animal products, but sweetened with non-organic refined sugar

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Maker

Domori

Domori is a gourmet Italian chocolate maker that focuses on making bars with low production process. They use a low roast profile and medium conch (the stage in which chocolate gets its characteristic taste and mouthfeel from cacao beans) to preserve and maintain the aromas and flavors of the fine cacao beans they feature in their bars. Founded by Gianluca Franzoni in 1997, they are considered one of Europe's finest chocolate makers. Franzoni traveled to Venezuela to help develop a business model to reposition cacao but was ultimately fascinated by cacao itself. He experimented with different varieties to help preserve Venezuela’s biodiversity and even helped prevent the extinction of the Criollo beans. Domori is the first company to use the fine Criollo variety, which is considered the rarest and most prized cacao bean in the world. Their signature 100% Trinitario and unique 70% Criollo strains are an achievement that elevates cacao to a whole new level. The name ‘Domori’ comes from ‘Due Mori’ in Venetian which refers to objects of dark color. Franzoni wanted a name to portray his expressive chocolate company. Venice is considered the land of trades of spices and ideas, and its ‘Due Mori’ representing two bronze statues in the famous Piazza San Marco. Also to Franzoni, the term ‘Due Mori’ is represents two dark beans: cacao and coffee.

Cacao Region

Guayas, Ecuador

Guayas is a coastal province in western Ecuador, home to the city of Guayaquil, which is both the nation’s largest city and the main port of the country. Thanks in no small part to Guayaquil— undeniably the center of the region’s economy & culture— Guayas is also the most populous province in Ecuador. The majority of its land is dedicated to agriculture, in turn dominated by sugarcane, rice, and various tropical fruits.

Cacao Estate

Hacienda Victoria

Hacienda Victoria has been producing a sustainable and socially-responsible cacao harvest since 2012. The process starts in the nurseries, continues in the ground, and ends with the drying of the beans after careful fermentation. The 460-hectare farm was originally acquired in 2009, by farmer Carlos Eduardo García Fuentes, and blessed with the name of his wife, Victoria. These days, the couple’s thousands of arriba nacional cacao trees are intercropped with banana and plantain as shade trees, a natural & traditional approach to farming in this part of the world.

Cacao Strain

Nacional

Nacional is one of those ten evolutionarily unique types identified in 2008, using samples collected throughout the Americas over the previous century. Samples proven to be of the nacional cluster were taken from Ecuador and northern Peru, where it’s considered one of the traditional cacao cultivars; it was domesticated by indigenous Ecuadorians over 5000 years ago, reaching far beyond its small native growing region. Many years ago, however, the cultivar neared extinction as more productive clones replaced the region’s native trees. Nacional is known to be fruity & floral, with some astringency and almost no bitterness.

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