Bahen & Co Chocolate Maker –
Papua New Guinea 70% Cacao – Sourced from a volcanic valley on the wild isles of Papua New Guinea. This heirloom cacao exhibits flavours of raspberry cream & citrus fruits.
Ingredients : Cocoa beans and organic raw sugar
Weight : 75g
Bahen & Co makes stone ground chocolate from bean to bar. A traditional approach to chocolate making that returns to a slower pace of a previous time. The chocolate factory operates from the family farm in Margaret River – Western Australia. A region with a raw natural beauty and strong community that supports the efforts of its small producers.
Cacao” or “cocoa” is the term given to the fermented and dried seed (referred to in the industry as a “bean”) of the important tropical rain forest tree Theobroma Cacao which is native to tropical South America.
Worldwide the production of cacao is a 5 to 6 billion dollar export commodity, of which 95% is produced by small holder farmers in tropical developing countries. Preserving the existing plantations is important as the tree often grows as part of a diversified food production system along with many other crops. Such a system aids biodiversity and soil sustainability