drying cacao beans

Alto Beni Cacao Company sources cacao from the Agroecological Cooperative of Alto Beni (CIAAB), a cooperative of ~500 smallholder growers of cacao in the Palos Blancos region of Bolivia.

Production Info:

  • Varietals: Hybrid, mostly Trinitario, and Nativo (wild)
  • Average Rainfall: 61 inches
  • Average Temperature: 78.5F
  • Altitude: 1,500+ feet

Palos Blancos, Bolivia:

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