Chuncho - Cusco - Original Beans

KEEP THE MIGHTY CONDOR IN FLIGHT

SACRED CUSCO VALLEY, PERU

With Cusco Chuncho

Mighty Dark Cacao

Notes of dried flowers and grass mark the absolute altitude of this Rarest of Rare Chuncho cacao, a singular offering from the lands of the mighty condor. One bar : One tree Each purchase of mighty Cusco 100% helps preserve this ancient cacao miracle and keep the mighty condor in flight.

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Cacao from Andean heights

Beneath the heights of Machu Picchu, the astonishing citadel built by the ancient Incas, grow the heirloom Chuncho cacaos that have survived the passing of times in the Urubamba Valley. The old and sturdy Chuncho trees, some of which are 200 years old, grow at an altitude nearly unheard of for growing cacao. This is the home of the endangered Condor, the largest flying bird in the world.

Cacao scientists believe the old Chunchos could well be the aromatically richest cacaos in the world. The local families are exceptionally proud of their Chuncho heritage and many families carefully harvest beans from their oldest trees to make their own chocolate. They will be even prouder to see the first family of condors released in the wild again as a result of Original Beans’ Cusco Chuncho chocolate.

Know your bean: Chuncho Urusayhua

The Chuncho cacaos that can be found in Cusco, Junín and Ayacucho, are a range of different varieties rather than a homogenous group. The cacao fruits are small and so are the beans (less than 1g per bean) – but they are very solid and known for their high fat content. Our 100% Cusco Chuncho bar is a real rarity, since Chuncho cacao has never been used in a pure selection before. We propagate and raise this pure selection in special nurseries.

One bar : One tree @Cusco

Many cacaos from Peru wrongly carry the label “Chuncho”, but most are foreign modern hybrids. We are just in time to preserve the true Chunchos. So here is what we do since 2013 on the ground:

  • Select, propagate and preserve old-grown Chuncho cacaos
  • Educate farmers in organic and forest-friendly agricultural practices
  • Preserve and replenish cacao forests to protect the mountainous slopes and watersheds from erosion
  • Support a small, family-run Condor conservation project (Ccochahuasi Animal Sanctuary) to release of first two Andean Condors back into the wild

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

“Chuncho cacao presents an unmatched explosion of genetic and organoleptic diversity.”

Evert Thomas, PhD Scientist, Bioversity International

Cusco Chuncho

Mighty Dark Cacao

Notes of dried flowers and grass mark the absolute altitude of this Rarest of Rare Chuncho cacao, a singular offering from the lands of the mighty condor. One bar : One tree Each purchase of mighty Cusco 100% helps preserve this ancient cacao miracle and keep the mighty condor in flight.

Specifications

Weight
70 g
Cacao percentage
100%
Bean Origin
Cusco, Peru
Rarity
Rarest of Rare
Diet
Gluten Free, Organic, Vegan, Sugar Free
Cause
Conserve Cacaos, Help Farmers, Protect Animals
Price (100g)
€ 7.79

Ingredients

100% Cacao Mass, *Certified Organic. Gluten-free. Vegan. GMO-free

Average Nutritional Values

Cusco Chuncho 100%
Organic dark Cacao
Nutrition Facts
Per 100g

Energy: 2552 kJ / 610 kcal
Fat: 55g
Thereof Saturated fat: 34g
Carbohydrate: 26g
Thereof Sugars: 0g
Dietary Fibre: 18g
Protein: 11g
Salt: 0.03g
Iron: 19mg

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