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LetterPress Tingo Maria Peru 70%

LetterPress Tingo Maria Peru 70%

Weight: 57 g

Regular price $12.00
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Reasons to Love

Bean to Bar

Bean to Bar

Direct-Source Cacao

Direct Sourced

Woman Owned

Woman Owned

Ucayali River Cacao sources from several areas in the Peruvian state of Ucayali. Having won numerous awards for their Private Reserve Ucayali bar, they wanted to explore some of the other fantastic cacao in the region which URC also ferments.  Tasting Notes: Caramel, mocha, berries

Tingo María is a city on the Huallaga River in central Peru, set between Andean highlands and Amazonian jungle. It's the gateway to the biodiverse Tingo María National Park, known for Sleeping Beauty, a mountain shaped like a reclining woman.

Ingredients: Cacao beans, Organic Unrefined Cane Sugar, Organic Cocoa Butter

Academy of Chocolate Awards Silver Award 2021

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Certified Parve

Kosher Parve

Manufactured in a facility which also processes dairy"

Trace Dairy

Manufactured in a facility which also processes peanuts

Trace Peanuts

Soy Free

Soy Free

Manufactured in a facility which also processes treenuts

Trace Treenut

Organic refined sugar or alternative sweetener, and no animal products (ie defacto vegan)

Vegan+

Gluten Free

Gluten Free

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Maker

LetterPress Chocolate

LetterPress Chocolate was cofounded by David and Corey Menkes in Los Angeles, CA. They founded LetterPress with the purpose of paying cocoa farmers a a premium for quality, sourcing their cacao through direct trade, and working with partners such as Uncommon Cacao, Meridian Cacao. Quality above quantity with as few ingredients as possible to make the best chocolate possible is their mission. On the inside flap of every bar is their favorite quote from Benjamin Franklin: “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.”

Cacao Region

Ucayali, Peru

Ucayali is a department of eastern Peru, bordered by seven other Peruvian departments and the Brazilian state of Acre. Located smack in the Amazon Rainforest, its name is derived from the Ucayali River, which runs through the northwestern part of the department. Much of Ucayali’s economy comes from the exploitation of its natural rainforest, including logging precious woods and catching rare Amazonian fish, but an increasing number of locals are turning to organic cacao farming, with an eye on the US & European markets.

Cacao Estate

Ucayali River Cacao

This central fermentary works with cacao farmers along the Ucayali River, which is outside of the city of Pucallpa, in eastern Peru. Since their inception, Ucayali River Cacao has partnered with both USAID and Alianza Peru to offer local farmers access to an alternate market in a region plagued for too long by narcotraffickers. Buying wet cacao at a premium price takes a lot of work off the farmers’ plates without taking away income, and allows the processing team to ensure even fermentation & drying of all beans. Working with a few hundred smallholder farmers, the team at Ucayali River has been able to achieve a deeply flavorful cacao, with hugely varying flavor profiles depending upon the work of the chocolate maker.

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