Hacienda Azul is a small farm located in the rural town of Turrialba in the province of Cartago a couple hours east of Costa Rica’s capital, San Jose. It is managed by the Zeuner family and employs 8 people full time. The famed CATIE university of agriculture is also located here and has provided 5 different clones to the farm. The beans are washed prior to drying and they’ve found this cacao fascinating by it’s versatility.
Tasting notes: Chocolate-covered sunflower seeds