Heirloom Cacao Bean Preservation for the Farmers
Posted on September 14, 2014
As as bursary level sponsors of the Heirloom Cacao Preservation, we help other farmers around the world who are deserving of this recognition for those who’s resources don’t allow. We wish to perpetuate the core mission for linking flavor to genetics and to preserve varietals and landraces.
The Heirloom Cacao Preservation Initiative duly recognizes farmers who are devoted to growing the best cacao in the world. Our grower, Samuel von Rutte, of Hacienda Limon in Ecuador rejoiced over the recognition. The heirloom designation gives validity to a growers’ practices and commitment towards preserving and propagating beautiful cacao. - Dana of Millcreek Cacao Roasters
Goals of Heirloom Cacao Preservation
- Identify the finest flavor cacaos which become the most flavorful chocolate in the world
- Link their flavor to genetics for natural reproduction rather than GMO
- Preserve and propagate them now and for future generations
- Recognize and reward the growers who cultivate them
Quoted from the Cacao Genome Project:Millcreek Cacao Roasters, based in Salt Lake City, makes a 70 percent Arriba Nacional Ecuadorian Chocolate bar they call "Pure," which shows particular flavors often found in bars made from the Arriba Nacional bean. There is an immediate deep chocolate flavor, then a wave of floral aromas typical of this bean takes over—I always think of a soap shop, and some people really dislike these aromas. Prickly cinnamon spice tickles along the refreshing finish.
Proudly Selling the Best Chocolate Beans in the World
We've searched long and hard across the globe to find the right conditions for workers, chocolate flavor profiles, and are very excited about what we found in Equador. Most of the world’s chocolate is your average bulk grade mediocre stuff. The cacao beans are bought and sold in massive amounts with little regard for quality.
5% of the world’s cacao beans are considered “fine flavored” and Ecuador is the world’s largest producer of these beans.
Genetically unique, our cacao has beautiful floral aroma and fine flavor.
Roasted nibs are the essence of our chocolate and make a great substitute for roasted nuts or chocolate chips. At Millcreek Cacao Roasters, we use the pure heritage cacao, Arriba Nacional from Ecuador. Arriba Nacional is grown in shaded cacao farms in Ecuador's coastal low lands where the climate and soil conditions occur exclusively. Our beans are 100% guaranteed single source. We've searched for the finest flavored cacao and have found it in this region of the world.
Buy Raw Arriba Nacional Cacao Beans from Ecuador
1-5 lbs. $17.00 per pound (shipping included)
6-10lbs. $16.00 per pound (shipping included)