Join our fight to preserve wild cacao. Bright citrus with overtones of spice mellow to a woody, tannic cocoa for a pleasantly familiar finish.
A collaboration nine years in the making – a labor of love, sweat, and tears. Preserving the wild Bolivian rainforest and its treasures, including rare cacao.
Genetically unique wild Beniano cacao from Hacienda Tranquilidad in Bolivia is the star of this new, rare, and wild jewel of the jungle. Master artisans from Ritual Chocolate have lent their talents to the discerning palates at Caputo’s to set a new standard for what wild chocolate can and should be. By paying far above fair-trade for the cacao and donating an additional $1 for each bar sold directly back to Tranquilidad, Caputo’s is ensuring that Volker Lehman, the agronomist who discovered Beniano and proprietor of Hacienda Tranquilidad, can continue to preserve this rare and special cacao for years to come.
TASTING: citrus, spice, dried fruits, tobacco, resin, wood, cocoa
PAIRINGS: old fashioned, woody scotch, tropical cocktails, hot toddies
REGION: Baures, Bolivia
Also featured in our blog: Caputo’s + Ritual: Fighting for Wild Tranquilidad
Hear Volker take James Beard award winning author and journalist Rowan Jacobsen into the rainforest, and learn about our mission around wild cacao (including Caputo’s Wild Juruá bar by Luisa Abram) in the iHeart Radio podcast OBSESSIONS: Wild Chocolate!