Cocoa cultivation in Honduras: cocoa beans from Cacao Direct

Kakaoanbau in Honduras: Kakaobohnen von Cacao Direct
As you've probably noticed by now, we're always on the lookout for unusual cocoa beans and their stories! And cocoa beans from Honduras are among the particularly rare varieties. What is so special about the beans and cocoa cultivation in Honduras? By building several fermentation stations, the founders of Cacao Direct support farmers in the further processing of their beans. The quality of the cocoa beans is significantly influenced in the fermentation process in particular. The stations set up by Cacao Direct were therefore able to improve the quality of the beans.


A win-win situation, because the farmers sell their beans at very good prices and Cacao Direct receives beans of very good quality. And delicious chocolate is then made from it - so in principle it's even a win-win-win.

The fight against illegal logging

The Central American country of Honduras is struggling with problems such as illegal logging. Cacao Direct, on the other hand, has established itself as a reliable business partner that strengthens the region's legal economy. For the approximately 240 partner farms, the cooperation means a reliable source of income.
By the way: The cocoa from Cacao Direct is grown sustainably, without pesticides and certified organic, surrounded by banana, pineapple and sugar cane plantations. The beans are fermented for six days and then dried in the sunlight.

Organic cocoa cultivation in Honduras

Cacao Direct cocoa beans from the Cortés region are characterized by deep chocolaty, nutty notes. The low acidity harmonises beautifully with the dark and earthy aromas. The cocoa beans are predominantly Mayan Red beans and Trinitario clones. Why do we report so much about Cacao Direct and cocoa cultivation in Honduras? You can find a chocolate made from these delicious cocoa beans in our shop: Svenksa Kakaobolaget Honduras. Coincidence? Yummy! By the way: the Svenska Honduras is not only a great chocolate on its own, it is also excellent for pairing with coffee, craft beer or wine.

More information about cocoa cultivation in Honduras can be found on the Cacao Direct website or on their Instagram account .


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