Piura - Porcelana - Original Beans

HELP PERU'S BRIGHT BUTTERFLY COLLECTION STAY ALOFT

PIURA RIVER VALLEY, PERU

With Piura Porcelana

Bright Dark Chocolate

Flavours of lime, raspberry and pecan divulge the secrets of an Ultra Rare white cacao–nature’s delicious mistake–we found along Peru’s coastal desert and habitat of hundreds of captivating butterflies.

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Rich cacao and biodiversity recovery on Peru’s desert coastline

Born from the dry, desert valleys in Piura, Northern Peru, the ultra-rare Piura Porcelana white cacao was nearly extinct when our Bean Team recovered it in 2007. The region had suffered from deforestation which in turn worsened the drought. During the rainy season the rivers would overflow, then run dry again to increase the malnourishment among Piura villagers.

Since then, the Piura cacao has been carefully selected and hundred thousands of cacao, shade and timber trees have been planted. Local families have shifted from rice cultivation to diverse cacao-agroforestry and tripled their incomes. Over the years, the fruity Piura Blanco has become one of the top-awarded cacaos worldwide.

When walking through the cacao groves of Piura, hundreds of butterflies take to their wings, drinking from the streams that need the forests as much as the forests (and the people, and the butterflies) need them.

Know your bean: Piura Blanco

In 2007, Original Beans discovered this ultra-rare white cacao in the Piura river valley of Northern Peru. Due to its lively fruit flavours, it has become one of the best-awarded beans worldwide. Cacao genetic experts believe that the Piura Blanco is an “albino” of a native cacao, where only the “albino” survived the passing of times in the dry Piura Valley.

One bar : One tree @Piura

The quality of the white Piura cacao allows us to pay substantial incentives for sustainable cacao farming with high payouts per hectare. Our conservation strategy is implemented in partnership with Norandino, a regional farmer cooperative. In 2016 alone, more than 100.000 trees were planted. We also support the amazing conservation work of a youth organization in Puerta Pulache that has raised more than 20,000 cacao seedlings and more than 10,000 native forest trees! On the ground, we

  • help the conversion of 200 hectares of arid degraded land to diverse cacao-agroforestry systems with a high water-holding and soil-enrichment capacity
  • establish irrigation systems that capture and store limited seasonal rainfall from the Andes mountains
  • partner for the protection of 2.800 hectares of dry forest, a habitat for the endangered puma and an astonishing diversity of birds and butterflies.

Want to follow the impact of this project? One bar : One tree : Go see

“The new trees cover our dry land and improve weather and water cycles.”

Eduardo Tamariz, local farmer & agronomist at Coop NorAndino

Piura Porcelana

Bright Dark Chocolate

Flavours of lime, raspberry and pecan divulge the secrets of an Ultra Rare white cacao–nature’s delicious mistake–we found along Peru’s coastal desert and habitat of hundreds of captivating butterflies.

Specifications

Weight
70 g
Cacao percentage
75%
Bean Origin
Peruvian Nacional
Rarity
Ultra rare
Diet
Gluten Free, Organic, Vegan
Cause
Conserve Cacaos, Help Farmers, Save Rainforests
Price (100g)
€ 6.35

Ingredients

Direct-trade cacao beans*, cacao butter*, (cacao 75% minimum), raw cane sugar* (*Certified Organic. Gluten-free, Vegan, GMO-free)

Allergens

Almonds, Hazelnuts, Lactose, Milk

Average Nutritional Values

EN Piura Porcelana 75%
ORGANIC DARK CHOCOLATE
NUTRITION FACTS
Per 100g	
	           
Energy: 2440 kJ / 583 kcal
Fat: 46g
Thereof Saturated fat: 28g
Carbohydrate: 42g
Thereof Sugars: 24g
Dietary Fibre: 12g
Protein: 8g
Salt: 0,03g
Iron: 13mg

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