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America

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.

Click on any continent to discover the various regions.

Mexico

Mexico could be seen as the home of coca cultivation as the aboriginal Mayans started the cultivation and domestication of the plant in the today's Mexico's and on the surrounding areas. However, cocoa didn't originate from here. It comes from the source area of the Amazon, in today's Brazil, Peru and Ecuador.

Taste: vividly acidic

Nicaragua

Although it is not a big cocoa growing country, - less than 0.5% of world's coca production - it stands out for its high quality coca. They grow mainly Criollo coca and Criollo-Forasterohybrid.

Taste: mildly sour and bitter while intense coca flavour

Dominican Republic

With an annual coca production of 32,000 tons, the Caribbean island state is a significant cocoa producer.

Taste: bitter and vividly acid, aromatic tobacco notes

Colombia

The South American country, which got its name from its discoverer, Christopher Columbus and is located in the Northwestern part of the continent is an outstanding coffee and cocoa growing land. Its best known cocoa types: Trinitario and Criollo

Taste: lightly fruity and bitter, intense cocoa flavour

Venezuela

The Tropical country, which borders the Caribbean Sea, is the homeland of the famous Criollo cacao tree which has been popular since the 16th century. The purest and best type of Criolli is the Porcelana cacao which is reflected by its price. Its name comes from the under ripe fruit's slightly transparent, porcelain-like colour.

Taste: ripe plum and cherry, mixed fruits

Ecuador

It is home to Arriba cocoa, which is the favourite of many, thanks to its flowery-spicy taste.

Taste: harmonic flowery (jasmine)

Peru

Peru is South America’s third largest country and the biggest one in the Andes. The tropical climate of Peru offers perfect conditions for cocoa growing. According to scientific reserch, cocoa comes from the up-river Amazon River region.

Taste: slightly bitter with fresh fruity notes

Brazil

Brazil is Latin America’s biggest cocoa growing country. The first cocoa trees were brought from Brazil to West Africa - today’s biggest cocoa growing region.

Taste: harmonious, slightly acidic, often with soft fruity taste

Bolivia