Very typical, both complex and refined, the Grand Cru Haiti opens with notes of licorice, then plunges into a chocolate velvety with hints of tart fruit and a touch of peat and leather.
Cooperative's project : More added value for producers
Fair trade gives Haitian producers back an essential role. They get more value from their culture. Their cocoa, made from ancient varieties, is regaining its nobility.
For a long time, the 4,000 tons of cocoa beans harvested each year in Haiti were poorly valued on the market, confining the island's cocoa to low mass market prices. The reason? The non-fermentation of Haitian beans, an essential step to obtain a fine and aromatic cocoa.
Ethiquable's project with the FECCANO cooperative has changed that. A Peruvian producer from the NORANDINO cooperative came to share his fermentation know-how. In 2011, FECCANO became the first Haitian cooperative to produce fermented organic cocoa, which is now sold at a fair price.
The cocoa trees in Haiti are old varieties typical of the Caribbean. Their beans, if well processed after harvesting, are capable of giving a great cocoa. The FECCANO cooperative has been trained to ferment the beans. It also exports them directly and obtains a price 70% higher than the local price.
The cocoa beans come from Cap Haitien in the north of the island of Haiti.
Terroir under the wind, between the sea shore and the reliefs that stop the humid air masses coming from the sea.
Creole gardens with diversified cultures.
Caribbean type varieties (criollo, trinitario and forastero).
Fermentation in wooden crates during 4 to 5 days at the cooperative.
In 2015, the beans of the FECCANO cooperative were recognized as Cocoa of Excellence by the International Cocoa Awards.
The cocoa trees in Haiti are old varieties typical of the Caribbean. Their beans, if well processed after harvesting, are capable to give a grand cru cocoa. The FECCANO cooperative has been trained to ferment the beans. It also exports them directly and obtains a price 70% higher than the local price.
Cocoa mass°* from Haiti 66%, cane sugar°*, cocoa butter°*.
Cocoa: 72% minimum in the chocolate.
From organic farming (100%).
*Fair trade origin (100% of final weight with 94% SPP).
May contain traces of nuts, milk and gluten.
Average nutritional values for 100g
Energy: 2 397 kJ (578kcal)
Fat: 42g (saturated fatty acids: 25g)
Carbohydrates: 35g (sugars: 27g)
Dietary Fiber: 9.7g