% of main ingredient
76% of Cocoa
Just like the volcanic landscape of São Tomé and its tropical forests, this chocolate has a captivating bitterness, underpinned by woody notes and cocoa nibs.
Flavor Profile Bitter
Secondary Notes Cocoa Nibs
Hint of Woody
Exclusively available to Cercle V customers
Take the risk of excellence with unique single-origin couvertures, made from rare cocoa cultivated in the heart of small plantations. We have discovered and shaped these gems with unique and unexpected flavors, following encounters with men and women, the heartfelt choices for our sourcers, for unprecedented and promising terroirs. With the Sourcer's Cuvées, let your customers travel through a chocolate with an exceptional taste.
Ever since it was first created in 2010, the SATOCAO society has aimed to help to boost São Tomé and Principe’s international renown. This small archipelago made up of two islands in the Gulf of Guinea is about 300km from the West African coast.
Since it launched in 2011, SATOCAO has focused on two major areas: rehabilitating plantations and actively supporting the country’s small and mid-sized producers. Its mission is to revive cocoa farming in São Tomé as a way of driving forward development, promoting the local terroir and its inhabitants’ expertise, and boosting the country’s international reputation thanks to its outstanding produce.
Through their partnership, VALRHONA and SATOCAO are committed to developing cocoa production on a “chocolate island”, but also to improving producer communities’ living conditions. In 2022, VALRHONA funded a new drinking water fountain in the Ferreira Governo community to help tackle local people’s difficulties accessing clean water.
São Tomé lives up to its nickname, “chocolate island”. It is teeming with vegetation and water is abundant. The new fountain makes it easier to move water, as it now comes straight to the Ferreira Governo community.
Cédric Robin, COCOA SOURCING VALRHONA
Bars – Mousse – Cream mix & Ganache
Coating – Moulding – Ice creams & sorbets
76% of Cocoa
cocoa beans from Sao Tome, sugar, cocoa butter
1kg Block - 40959
50g Sample - .
This product may contain traces of nuts and milk.
Powerful & Tannin-Rich: Abinao's very high cocoa content makes this a consistently bitter chocolate with flavorsome tannins and a pure taste of raw beans
A high cocoa content and a skilful blend of the finest cocoa beans from Africa make Abinao 85% a "Marriage of Grands Cru s" characterized by powerful tannins with a strong, lingering intensity.
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