The organic Nicaraguan Kubaly has a low-acid chocolate profile with a pleasant sweetness, woody, vegetal notes and dried fruits, nuts, almonds and raisins.
Kubaly organic cocoa is produced by 25 small cocoa farmers along the Rio Kubali. As with V’vaya beans, the lack of efficient roads or transport systems forces them to transport their produce on foot or on the back of a mule. Most farming families own around 10 hectares of land, of which 1 or 2 hectares are planted with cocoa trees. Being able to sell their beans at high prices on the international specialty market is an important source of income.
The Cacaonica cooperative is an organization with 280 active members, all small cocoa producers in 40 communities.
The organization focuses on training in agricultural practices and rigorous post-harvest protocols. The purchase of the beans is pre-financed so that the farmers have an income between two harvests. Kubaly organic cocoa is certified under the Small Producers Program, a fair trade label that places producers at the heart of its organization.