Haitian chocolate: You say cocoa, I say cacao


By Nara Meli and Yolanda Strachan

Global demand for specialty cocoa beans is growing, and Haiti’s cocoa producers have an opportunity to capture a share of this expanding market. Haiti has a competitive advantage in the production of both organic and fine flavor cocoa. Already, most producers use organic methods because of the absence of major pests and diseases on farms.  The country is also endowed with its own indigenouscriollo variety, providing a strong foundation for producing Haitian fine flavor cocoa in the future.  Criollo beans are prized for their by high-end chocolatiers, pastry companies and luxury European chocolate brands that are willing to pay a premium price for high quality beans.  

 

jueves, 6 de junio de 2013/Author: Yolanda Strachan/Number of views (12729)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Etiquetas: Cocoa