Private Reserve Ucayali, Peru 70%
This was the longest project Letterpress ever worked on as a company. Late one night in the summer of 2015, they roasted a test batch from the first-ever harvest of Ucayali River Cacao. These beans came from a region of Peru not normally associated with great cacao. But here they knew they had something special, thanks to the exacting standards of award-winning cacao expert Daniel O’Doherty. Ucayali River Cacao pays farmers a premium for their best work, and the level of dedication and care in the processing has been unlike any they have ever seen. Letterpress has strived to bring that same level of care to this bar.
The packaging is very authentic and it took some time to create it. Robin Jordan, farm manager of Ucayali River Cacao, suggested they use a pattern borrowed from the indigenous Shipibo people of Ucayali. Their work is very geometric and they fell in love with the idea immediately.
Letterpress is proud to bring back this most unique and interesting chocolate; one that must be savored and enjoyed with quiet contemplation.
Tasting notes: mocha, star anise, pepper and cedar.
Ingredients: cacao beans, organic unrefined cane sugar, organic cacao butter.
Processed in a facility that also processes nuts and dairy.
Nett Weight: 57 gram