Regardless, if we are talking about cocoa powder or other cocoa ingredients ,such as, cocoa liquor, the quality of the product is greatly determined by the condition of the cocoa beans. At Cocoa Family, the beans are harvested from organic cocoa trees which are cultivated in natural compost and are free of any chemical herbicides and pesticides. The farm uses the Trinitario, which is a hybrid of Criollo and Forastero, variety of cocoa trees in order to maintain the consistency of their hight-quality beans. After the beans are collected, fermented and dried, they undergo the process of roasting, winnowing and pressed in an advanced cocoa processing facility. Although, most of the ingredients are sold in bulks or wholesale, the facility also produces small batches, which are used in order to check the quality of every item that has undergone a different process. This means that the client can be assured that they are obtaining cocoa products which are on par with their exact standards.
Apart from supplying high quality wholesale cocoa beans, the Cocoa Family also provides different cocoa-based ingredients depending on the requirements of their clients. Natural and organic cocoa butter is a byproduect of the processed cacao beans which is extracted during the liquor pressing process. Processors utilize the butter from cocoa since it is an essential ingredient in the production of chocolate bars in order to produce its consistenly creamy texture.
Another ingredient that is based from cocoa would be the cocoa nibs. Nibs are roasted, winnowed and conched in order to form solid cocoa mass. The produced cocoa product which come from nibs is then pulverized in cocoa powder. The production of cocoa powder in the facility at Cocoa Family is done by eliminating the cocoa butter from the cocoa mass.
Cocoa ingredients contain essential vitamins and minerals such as potassium, magnesium and many others.