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What is Criollo cacao?

November 25, 2020

Criollo is an heirloom variety of cacao and its cultivation and use can be traced back to the Mayas and Aztecs.

However, over time, the cultivation of this variety was gradually abandoned due to its low yield, and thus, it was almost lost. Today, this rare variety of cacao represents only 0.001% of all the cacao produced in the world. 

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Criollo cacaoUnlike other cacao varieties, which contain astringent and rough tannins, Criollo is known around the world for its unique creaminess, roundedness and sweetness, as it does not contain any tannins. The result is unrivaled cacao quality.

Through the Criollo Project, Domori has recovered this precious variety and simultaneously created the largest plantation of its kind in the world, Hacienda San José located in Venezuela.

Criollo chocolate Domori 



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