OUR FARM PARTNER
Hacienda Rancho Grand - Vinces Los Rios Province
Rancho Grande has been in the hands of the Caicedo family since 1918. Mina and Gisella Caicedo are the 3rd and 4th generation of the family and they continue to ensure that the original Nacional cocoa trees remain in the farm, mixed with a variety of fruit and hard wood trees, creating a natural agroforestry approach to their family farm.
An extremely dark color foreshadows this floral chocolate taste that hails from the Hacienda Rancho Grande in Vinces, Los Rios Province. The intensity of this rarified Forastero varietal produces a nuttiness and flavors of roasted stone fruit, tobacco and tea tannins balanced with mild astringency and a soft acid finish. Floral notes with hints of dried cherries and banana amidst a deep chocolate base.