All four estates grow Trinitario beans, and the cocoa mass used is from their 2019 harvests…
Ortinola Estate, North Trinidad
Flavour: Tropical yellow fruit, citric and browned fruit.
The Ortinola Estate is a historic cocoa estate nestled in the Northern Range, Maracas Valley Trinidad, where cocoa has been grown since the 1800’s. The estate is surrounded by natural rainforest, with the terrain being undulating/slightly sloping. The Acono river runs through the estate. The estate comprises 365 acres, 7 of which are actively cultivated with Trinitario trees which were established in August 2012. The estate is actively planning to expand the acreage under cultivation within the next two years and in the future. Read more ...
Aripo Estate, East Trinidad
Flavour: Ripe fruit, mild lactic acidity and red fruit notes.
Located in the Eastern mountains of Trinidad, Aripo Estate is one of our partner small-holder estates owned by Mr Thompson, a cocoa farmer with 60 years of experience. His unique skills and experience has provided some of the finest cocoa beans in the country. He ferments and dries the beans on the estate ensuring the highest quality. The estate is only 5 hectares of land but due to the mountains can be challenging to harvest. Mr Thompson is an example of hard work, knowledge and passion that has kept the cocoa sector in Trinidad and Tobago alive.