Origins Chocolat

The Origins of Chocolate

The Origins of chocolate are fascinating. When a delicious chocolate melts in your mouth it’s the culmination of a long and sophisticated process. A huge gap separates the first step from the last on this amazing journey: from the cocoa bean, in the plantations, to the final product elaborated by the consumer countries.

 

From XOCOLATT we would like to reclaim the origins of this extraordinary food and  spread the knowledge though all our activities and initiatives.

Origins Xocolatt

The Origins of Chocolate

The Origins of chocolate are fascinating. When a delicious chocolate melts in your mouth it’s the culmination of a long and sophisticated process. A huge gap separates the first step from the last on this amazing journey: from the cocoa bean, in the plantations, to the final product elaborated by the consumer countries.

 

From XOCOLATT we would like to reclaim the origins of this extraordinary food and  spread the knowledge though all our activities and initiatives.

The pulp

The pulp

the fermentation

The fermentation

Cocoa beans

Cocoa beans

A Destination

Cacao Real de Soconusco
CRIOLLO COCOA

Originally from Central America, the cradle of cocoa growing, the criollo variety is considered the best of the cocoa varieties.  Its incomparable aroma and delicate flavour, which is not completely bitter like other varieties, makes it stand out among others.

Did you know?

… that the cocoa bean from Soconusco, Mexico was the first to arrive to Europe back in the XVI century?

… that Moctezuma used to drink tons of liquid cocoa, back when chocolate was only consumed by royalty?

… that cocoa beans were once used as currency?

The Pulp

Is responsible for the fermentation process of the cocoa beans.

The fermentation

In order to obtain a good fermentation, you must remove all pulp, black beans and pineapple chunks.

Cocoa beans

The drying process depends on the type of bean.

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