VIRUNGA PARK, DR CONGO
Protect the Last 800 Mountain Gorillas Deep in Congo
behind the bean
Since cacao originates from South America,
African cacaos were imported there and are
mostly referred to as Forasteros (“strangers”).
We prefer the terms that refer back to the South American roots, in this case Amelonado cacao from the upper Amazon.
Virunga Park’s lava flows, savannas, and tropical forests have shaped a terroir complex in flavours and politics. Since 2008, our Bean Team has ventured into this rich landscape and its war-torn communities to grow a rare Amelonado cacao. It means a fairer future for farmers and for Virunga’s gorillas a safe haven on earth.
By Nelson Müller
The crème brûlée is a traditional French dessert. This African infused Dessert by Nelson Müller is an absolute blast of flavour and a unique variation of the classic we all love.