Notes of dried flowers and grass mark the absolute altitude of this Rarest of Rare cacao, a singular offering from the lands of the mighty condor, believed by the Incas to be powerful enough to fly to the heavens.
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Upper Amazon Forastero
Chuncho cacao encompasses around a dozen related cultivars of the Upper Amazon Forastero group, now considered to be native to the Quillabamba Valley of central Peru. They’re believed to have been domesticated by the Matshiguenga people, whose members were ancestral inhabitants of the Valley. Chuncho trees bear small yellow fruits with small beans.
Sacred Cusco Valley, Peru
Cuzco is both a city and a department of Peru, famous as the home of the Incan ruins of Machu Picchu. The department is located in the southeast of the country; much of the landscape is made up of high-altitude settlements, especially in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, known as the gateway to Machu Picchu. Cuzco’s primary earnings come from tourism, but gold and natural gas extraction are also important. Native types of corn and quinoa, as well as tea and coffee, are the principal agricultural focuses, albeit at lower altitudes.
100% cacao mass (Certified Organic)
Soy, dairy and gluten free.