Piura Malingas - Original Beans



Home to one of the most diverse butterfly collection’s in the world

The dry, drought-ravaged forests where the Piura grows are home to the most important and threatened bird habitats in the world; 17 different bird species are endangered in the Piura region alone.

The coastal desert is also home to one of the most diverse butterfly collection’s in the world. The region has suffered from deforestation as a result of irresponsible agriculture in the past decades and the affected local rainfall patterns. During the rainy season, the rivers now overflow, making it impossible for vehicles to cross and contributing to the chronic malnourishment of the people of Piura.

A perfect quality Peruvian cacao

A dazzling example of special, locally grown Peruvian cacao, Original Beans Piura Malingas 75% is here thanks to our intrepid Bean Team and partners. Our cacao hunter, Jan, came across the Malingas beans in 2014, and impressed by the richness of fruit flavor and nice acidity, he set out to see where the beans were grown.

On his first trip to the village of Malingas, Jan was surprised that in the middle of the white cacao growing region, the beans of Malingas are not white at all. The next surprise, in contrast to many other farmer associations in the region, this association did not have a professional fermentation and drying center. Rather, they were processing the cacao at the house of one of the members—at home but at quite a high-level due to the farmers’ experience. Alongside the rightfully proud farmers, we collectively bring you a perfect quality Peruvian cacao.

Cacao cultivation has tripled net incomes of the farmers

The rare discovery and subsequent replanting of the nearly extinct white Piura Porcelana allows us to pay substantial incentives for sustainable cacao farming with high payouts per hectare. We encourage local smallholder farms in the region to shift from unsustainable and unprofitable monoculture rice cultivation to diverse cacao-agroforestry systems, which has tripled their net incomes. Due to our ongoing reforestation efforts, the Piura Porcelana has grown back from near extinction to become a sustainable and profitable production. By planting diverse cacao groves, the landscape is covered with new trees that regulate the rainfall patterns.

On the ground, we:

  • Identify and select genetically strong Piura Porcelana cacao trees
  • Establish nurseries
  • Support the conversion of 200 hectares of arid degraded land to diverse cacao-agroforestry systems with a high water-holding and soil-enrichment capacity
  • Support the establishment of irrigation systems that capture and store limited seasonal rainfall from the Andes mountains
  • Support the protection of 2.800 hectares of dry forest

“A perfect quality Peruvian cacao”

Santiago Paz, cacao grower Piura

Piura Malingas

Dazzling Dark Chocolate

Notes of lemon, red berry and passionfruit sing out from this rarest among rare  cacaos—another fruit of Piura—as dazzling as Peru’s delicate butterflies it grows among.


70 g
Cacao percentage
Bean Origin
Peruvian Nacional
Ultra rare
Gluten Free, Organic, Vegan
Help Farmers, Save Rainforests
Price (100g)
€ 6.35


Cacao mass*, direct-trade cacao butter*, raw cane sugar*, (*certified organic),


Lemon, Red Berry and Passion fruit

Average Nutritional Values

EN Blend N0. 1 80%
Per 100g		            

Energy:2434 Kj/581 kcal
Fat:45 g
of which saturated fat:28 g
Carbohydrate:42 g
of which sugars:24 g
Dietary Fibre:12 g
Protein:8 g
Salt:	0.03 g
Cholesterol:0.7 mg
Iron:	14 mg

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