We discovered this fine flavor bean after meeting Giff Laube and Jose Enrique Herrera, the owners of Cacao Bisiesto, at their farm just outside the town of Matagalpa. The beans are named after the town in and around which they’re grown, which is located in Nicaragua’s Central Highlands.
The wet cacao beans (baba) are sent to Giff and Jose who then ferment and dry them at their centralized facility located on their farm, which allows them complete control over the entire flavor development process. For more information on their farm and fermentary, including pictures, check out our El Carmen page.
This is one of the first beans we found on out travels throughout Central America and it holds a special place in our hearts!
TASTING NOTES: This bar is a dark chocolate lovers dream. Deep, rich and earthy with caramel and raisin notes.
Nicaragua, 77% Cacao, 55g Bar
Ingredients: Cacao Beans, Organic Sugar, Fresh Pressed Cocoa Butter
May contain trace amounts of peanuts and tree nuts.
Nicaragua may have edged out Mexico as our favorite Goodnow Farms chocolate. Requires lots more tasting before we decide.
Great product! wonderful chocolate - flawlessly prepared!
Absolutely delicious. Great for chocolate lovers!
El Carmen is the basso profundo of the bars! So deep and rich!
Hands down one of the two best....Guatemala being the other best!