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Piura cocoa also known as « Criollo » with white beans coming from Peru

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Piura cocoa also known as « Criollo » with white beans comes directly from the Valley of Piura in Peru. Harvested on the mountains, this cocoa results in a very clear chocolate with gently acidic and fruity flavours.

Criollo cocoa beans are considered as the most perfect cocoa beans in the world today, Criollo is a specie of cocoa that were first cultivated by some “Meso-Americans” some centuries back. Criollo cocoa beans are best known for their rich and intricate aromas, and they offer excellent smooth flavour as well. Criollo is also the most preferred cocoa beans because they require less fermentation time and less heat to draw out their rich flavour.