Costa Rica: Nahua 77%
Roast: medium Refined: 4 day
Tasting notes: sarsaparilla, malt, fresh cream, pumpkin
Nahua refers to the Aztec tribe that settled in Costa Rica in the 1400’s, short before the arrival of the Spanish conquistadores. It is known now, that the “Nahuas” were the first ones to domesticate the cacao trees in Costa Rica, and exported the beans to Tenochtitlan in Mexico to be consumed by the Aztec court and warriors.
The Nahua co-op sources top quality cacao from the producers in their network and uses a local, centralized fermentation facility in Upala.