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Similar to Kokoa Kamili Co-op in Tanzania, in Dominican Republic, Öko-Caribe Co-op also purchases wet beans from smallholder farmers, then ferment and dry them at their centralized processing location in the Duarte Province. Öko-Caribe currently works with 165 farmers who all receive both training & funding. All pods are pre-selected prior to opening as part of Öko-Caribe’s quality protocol; they ferment the beans in cascading 4 tier wooden boxes and use solar drying beds to dry the beans. This blend emits notes of mango, grape, with a hint of honey and walnut skin on a smooth chocolate background.