Lutheran World Relief (LWR), ZOTO and GUITTARD CHOCOLATE teamed up with the Cocoa of Excellence Program to explore the flavor diversity of cocoa from 3 countries in Central America: Honduras, Nicaragua, and El Salvador. Unveiled at the Salon du Chocolat 2017 exhibition in Paris, the Regional Cocoa Flavor Map helps cocoa producers better connect with buyers of fine-specialty cocoa, who will be able to quickly identify the sources for the cocoa flavors, profiles and characteristics they are seeking.
To create a visual tool illustrating the origins and the organoleptic characteristics of their new products. This will assist farmers in accessing new markets and raise awareness of the flavor richness of Central American cocoa for chocolate makers who are looking for special products.
The Regional Cocoa Flavor Map initiative carried out: