Cacao Beans from Hacienda Victoria (Ecuador)
Hacienda Victoria is a carbon free family farm at the Ecuadorian Coast (Santa Elena). They have developed a special fermentation to bring out the textbook and exquisit chocolate flavor of this coveted Arriba Nacional Beans. It has nutty and earthy undertones, and a low acidity.
This beans have been fermented and sun-dried. They have NOT BEEN roasted, and are a raw agricultural product for further processing.
CocoaSupply is an INGREDIENTS supplier. For that, the appearance of products is not as important as it is to have the most cost-effective shipping options to our customers to make the ingredients the most affordable without sacrificing ethical integrity and quality. Therefore, our products are shipped everywhere without refrigeration regardless of weather conditions.
This, however, can cause FAT BLOOM and some melting together in some cases. BUT THIS WILL NOT AFFECT THE USABILITY of these ingredients. For that, we do not refund, exchange, or accept claims based on fat blooming, melting, or the appearance of the products. Otherwise, we would not be able to deliver products during warm weather.
Please note that fat bloom looks like greyish/whitish lines or spots on the chocolate/paste. It also has a sandy/crumbley texture. Once re-melted, it can be tempered again and can be used without any difference.