Pure plantation chocolate is a type of chocolate made from cocoa beans from a single plantation. This means that all the cocoa beans used to produce this chocolate come from a single farm or plantation, rather than a mixture of beans from different sources.
What is pure plantation chocolate and how is it made?
The pure plantation chocolate manufacturing process begins with the harvesting of the cocoa beans. The beans are hand-picked and carefully selected to ensure superior quality. The beans are then fermented and dried, giving them their dark brown color and allowing them to develop their unique aroma and taste.
The cocoa beans are then ground to extract the cocoa paste, which is rich in sugars, fats and aromas. The cocoa paste is then mixed with sugar and additional ingredients, such as milk and spices, to produce chocolate.
Cocoa beans grown in South America often have a fruitier, slightly tart taste, while those grown in Africa have a more earthy, spicy flavor.
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The history of pure plantation chocolate
Pure plantation chocolate has its origins in pre-Columbian times, when the Mayan and Aztec civilizations used cocoa to concoct a bitter beverage. Back then, cocoa was considered a gift from the gods, and its seeds were even used as currency. Following the Spanish conquest in the 16th century, cocoa was introduced to Europe, where it became a great success.
The 'pure plantation' concept was born much later, with the aim of producing high-quality chocolate while respecting the environment and cocoa farmers. This type of chocolate highlights the specific flavours of cocoa from a single plantation. It also highlights the richness and diversity of the terroir.
Origins of pure plantation chocolate
The 'pure plantation' designation refers to the origin of the cocoa used to make the chocolate. The cocoa beans used come from a single plantation, carefully selected for the exceptional quality of its cocoa. This production method produces a chocolate with a unique taste, reflecting the terroir and know-how of local producers.
The notion of 'pure plantation' also implies an ethical and responsible approach. Producers are paid what they are worth, which helps to improve their living conditions. What's more, the use of natural, sustainable ingredients helps to preserve the environment.
Why choose pure plantation chocolate?
Choosing pure plantation chocolate means choosing an exceptional product. Its unique, refined taste will help you discover new flavors, far removed from standardized industrial chocolates. What's more, by opting for this type of chocolate, you're supporting ethical, sustainable production that respects both the environment and the rights of producers.
Pure plantation chocolate: a quality choice for chocolate lovers
Pure plantation chocolate is a quality option for chocolate lovers. Unlike traditional chocolate, which is often made from blends of cocoa beans from different regions, pure plantation chocolate is made from cocoa beans from a single plantation.
Cocoa beans are grown in many tropical regions of the world, each with its own climatic and soil conditions that influence the taste of the beans. For example, cocoa beans grown in South America often have a fruitier, slightly tart taste, while those grown in Africa have a more earthy, spicy flavor.
Pure plantation chocolate production at Basile & Téa
The production of Pure Plantation chocolate at Basile & Téa is a meticulous process that showcases the art of traditional chocolate-making. Every step, from the selection of cocoa beans to the final confection, is carried out with meticulous attention to detail and a passion for quality.
Pure Plantation chocolate is a product of love for chocolate and respect for the environment. It is designed to offer consumers a unique taste experience while helping to protect our planet.
Selection of ingredients for pure plantation chocolate
The first step in the production of Pure Plantation chocolate is the selection of ingredients. Cocoa beans are carefully selected for their exceptional quality and flavor. They are then roasted at low temperatures to preserve their delicate aromas.
In addition to cocoa beans, other ingredients are carefully selected for their superior quality. For example, the sugar used is organic, which enhances the chocolate's taste while reducing its environmental impact.
The artisanal manufacturing process
The Pure Plantation chocolate-making process involves several manual steps. After roasting, the cocoa beans are ground to a fine paste. This paste is then mixed with other ingredients before being molded into bars.
The importance of pure cocoa butter in production
Pure cocoa butter plays a crucial role in the production of Pure Plantation chocolate. It gives chocolate its creamy texture and rich taste. What's more, unlike other types of fat, cocoa butter contains no artificial additives, making Pure Plantation chocolate a healthy option.
Advantages of pure plantation chocolate
The benefits of pure plantation chocolate: unique, complex taste
There are also differences in taste between cocoa beans from different plantations within the same region. This is due to factors such as the cultivation and processing methods used by each plantation, as well as the variety of cocoa beans grown.
Buying pure plantation chocolate gives you the chance to taste the subtle differences in flavour between cocoa beans from different regions and plantations.
It can be a fascinating experience for chocolate lovers curious to discover the nuances of taste offered by the world's different terroirs.
In short, pure plantation chocolate is an excellent option for chocolate lovers who want to enjoy quality products while exploring the differences in taste offered by cocoa beans from different regions and plantations.
The production process
The pure plantation chocolate production process: slower and more costly
The production process for pure plantation chocolate is slower and more expensive than for traditional chocolate. This is because pure plantation chocolate is made from cocoa beans from a single plantation, whereas traditional chocolate is generally made from blends of cocoa beans from different regions.
The production process for pure plantation chocolate begins with the harvesting of cocoa beans on the plantation. These beans are then sorted and cleaned before being roasted, giving them their characteristic color and taste.
After roasting, the cocoa beans are crushed to extract the cocoa mass, which is then ground into a liquid called cocoa paste. The cocoa paste is then mixed with sugar and other ingredients to produce the finished chocolate.
The production process for pure plantation chocolate is slower and more costly than for traditional chocolate for several reasons. Firstly, harvesting cocoa beans from a single plantation can be more difficult and costly than harvesting cocoa beans from different regions.
In addition, the production of pure plantation chocolate requires more specialized equipment and more complex processing techniques to guarantee superior quality and taste homogeneity. Finally, pure plantation chocolate is often produced in small quantities, which can increase production costs.
Despite these higher costs, many chocolate lovers find the unique, complex taste of pure plantation chocolate well worth the effort. By choosing pure plantation chocolate, you also support local producers and contribute to the sustainability of cocoa plantations.
The guarantee of a product free from preservatives, colorants and palm oil
In addition to using high-quality ingredients, Basile & Téa is committed to producing chocolate free from preservatives, colorants and palm oil. This means that Pure Plantation chocolate is not only delicious, but also natural and healthy.
This approach is in line with Basile & Téa's commitment to ethics and the environment. By avoiding artificial additives and palm oil, the company reduces its carbon footprint and contributes to the protection of tropical ecosystems.
Eco-responsible packaging: a lasting commitment
Last but not least, respect for the environment doesn't stop at chocolate production at Basile & Téa. Product packaging is also eco-responsible. Made from recycled and recyclable kraft, it helps reduce plastic waste. The ink used is also ecological, making the whole process environmentally friendly.
Basile & Téa pure plantation chocolate products
Basile & Téa has set itself apart from other artisan chocolatiers through its exclusive use of pure plantation chocolate in the manufacture of its products. This choice not only guarantees exceptional taste quality, but also strict adherence to the principles of sustainability and fairness.
The range of pure plantation chocolate bars
The range of tablets offers a real immersion in the world of cocoa flavors. Each bar is the fruit of a rigorous selection of the finest beans from sustainable plantations. The diversity of origins allows you to explore a palette of tastes and aromas, from fruity notes to spicier flavors.
The creamy texture and intense taste of cocoa are obtained through an artisanal manufacturing process, preserving all the aromatic richness of pure plantation chocolate.