CSB Chama, Venezuela, 70%
Collections: Microbatch 2019
Deep In the cacao growing area south of Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela lies Estación Chama. Chama is a center dedicated to preserving the rare and mighty Porcelana cacao bean of this region. Here as part of a Venezuelan cacao research program, a hybridized Porcelana/Ocumare was created named Criollo Santa Barbara.
Luckily a very small amount was released for export making its way to our factory. The cut test reveals a high percentage of ivory coloured beans. The finished chocolate– light coloured, round and delicate, with a lingering, herbaceous finish. Very limited edition.
Origin: south of Lake Maracaibo, Venezuela
Notes: coffee, buttermilk, macadamia nut, nectarines, orange blossom, raisins, malt, grass
International Chocolate Awards:
2015 Americas/Asia- Gold
2015 Americas/Asia- Gold (best in competition)
2015 Americas/Asia- Gold (chocolatemaker)
2015 World Silver
2016 Americas/Asia Silver
2016 World Silver
65g per bar