A drinking chocolate with a remarkable chocolatey flavor, Vincente Norero of Camino Verde in Ecuador is deliberate with post-harvest processes for rich and nutty cacao.
The majority of beans grown on this estate are 100% Nacional Blend cacao. In 2008, Vicente Norero revived a 381 hectare cacao plantation after years of disrepair and called it Camino Verde. With a background in microbiology, he works to create new and unique inoculated ferments, work with microlots to discover new flavors, and support and respect farmers, to yield only high quality fine cacao.
TASTING: honey, fudge, low acidity, rich
PAIRING: milk, cream, whiskey, flavored liquers, e.g. Baileys or Kahlua
CACAO ORIGIN: Ecuador, Camino Verde, Durán, Ecuador
MADE IN UNITED STATES
INGREDIENTS: cacao, organic cane sugar