West Indian, or West Indies, refers to the traditional denomination the Caribbean region received, which includes all countries and territories of three main archipelagos: the Greater Antilles (to which the Dominican Republic belongs to), the Lesser Antilles, and the Lucayan Archipelago.
When we talk about the Caribbean region, we think of spices, wood, ginger and rum, so we wanted to characterize this very peculiar Caribbean type of aromatic composition, which is displayed by this cacao.
With the West Indian, we have taken ingredients from the very farms where the cacao is grown. We have juxtaposed these ingredients with the cacao during certain periods of processing, which allows for a certain aromatic migration or association. Consequently, a newly created and acquired category has been introduced in cacao farming and processing: Biome cacao.
Typical notes of Caribbean cacao, racemosa pepper, licorice and ginger. Pleasant acidity and fruity aftertaste.
Innovation and processing
CETICO stands for Center for the Integral Transformation of Cacao.
This is a unique facility conceived by Rizek Cacao to produce the best, distinctive cacao, from wet beans.
- The first fully integrated post-harvest cacao processing center.
- Exclusive methods and equipment for fermentation and drying.
- Microbiological controls.
- Highly qualified professionals.
- Sensory panel.
- Physical and chemical parameters quality control for all batches.