Around 200 years ago, Swiss emigrants settled on the peninsula Samanà, in the Dominican Republic. They founded the plantation “Hacienda Elvesia” and began cultivating Criollo and Trinitario cacao. Soon the aromatic fruits became a much soughtafter raw material for well known European Chocolatiers. In order to facilitate the transport of the heavy bags, Swiss pioneers built a railway – from the plantation to the port of Cano Hondo. The plantation is based on the principle of sustainable agriculture in harmony with nature. The Hacienda is run by Jo Locandro and offers work for around 60 people..
Main harvest: October – March
The Elvesia Couvertures are certified organic.
Elvesia 74% – 72 h: Bio Knospe
The elegant, rich cacao flavour is entwined with tender tones of black tea and mild tobacco notes. The traditional, gentle processing method (72 hours conching) releases in this exceptional chocolate a fruity note, hich is complimented by a hint of refreshing orange flavour and a pleasant grapefruit sharpness, leading to a long-lasting and festive finish.