Ayin has very thin long-shaped beans and despite their small size long processing is required to bring a chocolate profile that comes with balanced fig and rhubarb jam notes with pleasant tobacco smokiness.
Ayin means lagarto in Q’eqchi’, Paso Cocodrilo it’s the farm's name, located in the Alta Verapaz department, owned by Erick Ac and family. Situated on the western edge of Laguna Lachua National Park, the Finca Paso cocodrilo currently covers 50ha and is expanding.
fig, rhubarb jam, pleasant tobacco smokiness, earthy, dates
ripe banana, dates, earthy hint, tamarindo, camphor
Varietal composition: FAML1 (20% lila; 0% white)
Pulp pre-conditioning: overnight extended on perforated beds 6 cm
Fermentation method: horizontal boxes
Pre-drying: 48h; 10 cm
Drying: 8 days on perforated tables
Producer:Finca Cocodrilo (Guatemala Cacao Company)
Coordinates:15° 49' 24.99" N 90° 42' 51.99" W
Availability: ~3 MT/year
Contact: [email protected]
Phone: +507 6027-3810