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Maya Cosmos Criollo cocoa beans

Maya Cosmos Criollo cocoa beans

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500g original "Cacao criollo" beans from our own farm. Enjoy the world's best Criollo cocoa beans of the highest quality.

Cocoa beans are a high-energy and nutritious snack. Particularly suitable as an addition to muesli and smoothies, for raw food nutrition or as a slightly bitter note in desserts. Ground in the blender, the cacao nibs can be used as a powder for drinks and for baking.

Grown wild in the rainforests of Guatemala, our cacao is hand-picked, fermented, sun-dried, lightly roasted, and shelled.

The beans are processed and refined in small quantities, which is how our cocoa develops its fine and subtle nuances. All work steps are carried out by local families, descendants of the Maya, in the rainforest in the heart of Guatemala.

Our cocoa is harvested exclusively by hand, our experienced pickers examine each fruit and thus determine which beans have reached the perfect time for harvest.

The content of the cocoa fruit is further processed in so-called "sweat boxes".
These boxes have slits for drainage, and are covered with banana leaves. The anaerobic fermentation process begins.

During the fermentation process, the cocoa is turned every two to three days, after which the cocoa is moved to the drying area. The beans are turned several times a day until they are completely dry. This process takes about a week.

In the next step, the beans are lightly roasted at around 120-140 degrees Celsius.
Cocoa only develops its full potential at the right temperature. We give our cocoa the time it needs.

After roasting, the beans are sorted again by hand and other defective beans are removed. A very time-consuming and labor-intensive final step. But necessary to ensure the best quality.

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