A very rare and important cocoa. Thought extinct for a hundred years, discovered by chance growing in a remote river canyon at twice the usual altitude of coca, in the foothills of the Andes, this bean has been USDA inspected and verified as being the only genetically pure Nacional bean known in the world. The intense floral flavours are difficult to stabilise; the bean is notoriously temperamental and presents a terrific challenge to any chocolate maker. With persistence and a lot of trial, error, observation and patience, it can make incredible chocolate.
Expect no bitterness. Bright floral flavour notes.
Lots of people detect honey and/or dried fruit, raisins in this 2-ingredient dark chocolate.