Located between the foothills of the Andes and the Amazon, in the far north of Peru, the province of San Ignacio is bordered by the Río Marañón valley and its steep canyons.
Despite its high altitude, between 1000 and 1250 metres, its exceptional microclimate and isolation have allowed the conservation of a variety of cacao long considered extinct: a genetically pure Nacional.
Since 2010, this cacao has been the subject of an exceptional preservation programme, thanks to the support of 400 farmer-owners in the region, gathered around a model post-harvest treatment centre.
After several years of experimentation, a strict fermentation and drying protocol has been developed, allowing the perfect expression of the extraordinarily delicate aromas of this cacao, unique in the world.
This delicate Cru de Terroir, totally devoid of acidity and bitterness, presents delicate floral and ripe fruit notes on a slightly caramelised chocolatey base.
Based in Geneva, Orfève was founded by François-Xavier Mousin and Caroline Buechler. A cocoa and chocolate manufacturer, Orfève masters all stages of chocolate production from bean to bar.
The raw materials composing Orfève chocolates are totally in compliance with the principles of sustainable development, for both Man and Nature.
Our fine cocoas
Carefully selected by our sources, the cocoas for Orfève chocolates come from the noblest soils on the planet.
The Orfève production methods, faithful to old practices, are all artisanal and gentle, in order to preserve the nobility and originality of our fine cocoas.
Our dark chocolate
Orfève produces 100% original and vintage bars in order to showcase the rarest and most precious varieties of cocoa. The result, our pride, is a unique Swiss chocolate of purity and authenticity.
Nutrition Information per 100g:
Total Fat 44g
– Saturated 28g
– Sugar 29g
Refer to ‘Additional Information’ for allergens
shelled cacao beans (Peru), raw cane sugar, cocoa butter, whole cane sugar