Cocoa Fine of Aroma comes from criollo and trinitarian varieties, which are different, in aroma and flavour, from common cocoas which derive from forastero varieties. Trinitarian cocoas -highly sought after around the world- are Fine of Aroma, aromatic and mild in flavour. The trinitario variety is the result of cross between the criollo and forastero varieties and is produced mainly in Colombia, Peru and Venezuela. Forastero cocoa is the most common in the world; it is climate resistant and has an acidic astringent flavour. It is the main variety grown in Africa.
Fruity and flowery aromas and flavour with nutty malt notes. This is the characteristic flavour of Cocoa Fine of Aroma that distinguishes it from other cocoas in the world. The Fine de Aroma denomination is an International Cocoa Organization (ICCO)* classification, which describes an exquisite aroma and flavour. Between 5% of the cocoa produced in the world is Cocoa Fine of Aroma. 76% of Cocoa Fine of Aroma produced in the world is grown in Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela and Peru.