Conching time: 22 hours
A dark, single origin chocolate made with fine cocoa from the south of Peru. Cocoa beans from Quinacho made it to the top 10 in Salon du Chocolat’s “Cocoa of Excellence” awards in Paris. The Quinacho cocoa bean is acidic but also fruity and...
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Conching time: 22 hours
A dark, single origin chocolate made with fine cocoa from the south of Peru. Cocoa beans from Quinacho made it to the top 10 in Salon du Chocolat’s “Cocoa of Excellence” awards in Paris. The Quinacho cocoa bean is acidic but also fruity and very chocolatey. Its notes of terroir hail from the incredibly beautiful Apurimac Valley, which is embedded in a sleepy canyon, far from modern civilization. We transform these high-quality Quinacho beans into a high percentage chocolate that will take your palate on an exciting journey.
The Apurimac Valley is breathtakingly beautiful, but growing cocoa there is a bit of a challenge. Organic bean cultivation in this region requires a lot of intense work and very specific know-how. The nearest large city is a 12-hour car (or boat) ride away. Despite that, El Quinacho’s cocoa farmers, 560 families in total, have been working hard to produce the best possible cocoa and sell it at an adequate price since their cooperative was founded in 1970.
El Quinacho focuses on fine, high quality cocoa and coffee, and all of it is organic. The annual yield is relatively low, which makes it even more important for these farmers to trade at a fair price. The remote Apurimac Valley used to be a coca grower’s paradise, but today, El Quinacho’s farmers want to cultivate cocoa legally and are delighted that Josef Zotter pays good money for good quality.
|Contains alcohol (less than 2%)||no|
|Contains alcohol (more than 2%)||no|
|Weight||70 gram / 2.47 oz|
|Shelf life||14 months from production date|
Zotter produces individual chocolate for individual people who savour each moment. The diversified Zotter assortment is a reference to the biological variety. “The assortment is nothing but a small extract of what the cocoa bean with its countless aromatic components renders possible in terms of biological diversity.”
The inventor Josef Zotter has constantly invested in his products. He has been involved in fair trade since 2004, in 2005 his company converted to organic and in 2006 he opened his own Chocolate Factory. For this reason he is throughout Europe the only manufacturer who produces chocolates starting from the bean (bean-to-bar) exclusively in organic and fair quality!
Josef Zotter has succeeded in transforming the world of chocolates. With the hand-scooped chocolates the creative chocolate maker from Riegersburg has managed to upset our familiar view of the world of chocolate. Bacon Bits in chocolate, Pumpkin Seeds with Marzipan and Apples and Carrots with Ginger surrounded by chocolate. The chocolate revolution started: novel flavour combinations, a new format, art as packaging and the transformation of delicacies into green food. In 2012 the hand-scooped chocolates were celebrating their 20th anniversary. More than 20 years of chocolate history filled with a tremendous amount of creations, crazy ideas and the rebellion against the mainstream.
Bean-to-bar – from the bean to the chocolate Since the opening of the Chocolate Factory Josef Zotter has ranked among the few quality chocolate makers around the world whose chocolate production processes are located under the same roof: From the roasting of the cocoa beans via the rolling up to the finishing touches in the conching plant everything is carried out with a high degree of sensitivity. In this way Zotter clearly positions himself against standardized mass production and the concentration of the chocolate market. In his Chocolate Factory there is no run-of-the-mill processing. The entire manufacturing process becomes transparent and tangible for visitors in the Chocolate Theatre. Zotter even was invited to the renowned Harvard University and his company is the only Austrian company included as part of the students’ curriculum as a case study.
Dark Chocolate 75%°
Ingredients: cocoa mass°, raw cane sugar°, cocoa butter° Origin chocolate with cocoa beans from Peru.
Cocoa (cocoa mass and cocoa butter): 75% minimum
Traded in compliance with Fairtrade standards: cocoa mass°, raw cane sugar°, cocoa butter°
Total: 100%. www.info.fairtrade.net
°from controlled organic cultivation
May contain traces of all types of nuts, peanuts, milk, sesame and soy.
|of which saturates||28||g|
|of which sugar||25||g|
Nutrition / 100g (calculated according to literature data)