Trinitario & Criollo
The primary variety grown in Southern Belize, south of the Columbia Forest Reserve. The natural habitat of the cocoa tree is in the lower region of the evergreen rainforest, and climatic factors, particularly temperature and rainfall, are important in encouraging optimum growth. The cacao trees are grown in densely populated forests where pod colors include: brown, yellow, green, orange and red.
Origin: San Jose, Belize
Elevation: 2,400ft – 2,700ft (762m – 823m)
Temperature range: Maximum annual average: 30 – 32ºC
Minimum average of 18 – 21ºC
Rainfall: 1,600mm – 2,000mm (100in annually)
Humidity: 95% – 100% during the day
70-80% during the night
Harvest Period: October – March (Main period)
Offering: Trinitario (Regional Blend, Single Origin Farms, Micro Lots)
Surrounding Vegetation: Mahogany, Cedar, Sapodilla, Ramon, Cohume & Figs.
Types: Catie R1.. catie R4.. catie R6 ICS.. PMCT 58
Flavor Profile: Carmel, Pineapple, Honey