Dominican Republic: Oko Caribe 70%
Roast: medium Refined: 2 days
Tasting notes: plum, green tobacco, pomegranate, prune
Öko Caribe is a fermentary founded in 2006 by Gualberto Torrejon and Adriano Rodriguez, two cacao professionals with extensive experience in cacao production throughout Latin America. Since its inception, Öko Caribe has been purchasing wet beans from smallholder farmers and fermenting and drying them at their centralized processing location in the Duarte Province of the Dominican Republic. Öko Caribe currently works with 165 farmers who are formed into regional base organizations which receive training and funding. All pods are pre-selected prior to opening as a part of Öko Caribe’s quality protocol.