COLOMBIA FINCA BETULIA
|Ingredients||Organic cacao beans, organic cane sugar, organic cacao butter, milk powder|
|70g / 2.4 oz.|
Hacienda Betulia was founded by Juan Pablo and Christian Vélez in northwest of Antioquia in a typical cacao growing region, near Maceo. The farm was the first to receive the BAP (Best Agricultural Practices) certificate in Antioquia, and in 2018, its cacao was awarded by the National Federation of Cocoa Growers as the most innovative cacao in Colombia.
Fermentation is a key step, which characterizes the unique flavor of these cacao. For this step, they use neutral fermentation boxes, located in a room specifically designed for this, producing homogeneity and efficiency in the process. These are operated with precise control throughout the aerobic and anaerobic fermentation, periodically measuring the temperature and PH of the beans.
For the drying process they have 200m2 to ensure a slow and homogeneous drying. Also the grains are protected from the mid-day sun with mobile carros.