The characteristic flavour of the coca bean depends largely on its country of origin. Just like the wine grape, the soil, the way of cultivation and the type of the plant all define the special taste. Cocoa cultivation isn't an easy task. The plant grows only in a warm but wet climate and exclusively near the 20 degrees North or South latitude. Although heat is essential for the plant, it needs to be protected from direct sunlight. The best location is a shady place under high trees.
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