FROM THE SEED TO THE POD
It is amazing how the cacao pod flourishes before your eyes. This nature’s gift can be found in the depths of the ecuadorian field. From the farmers hand, the seed is planted with special care, coated with a thin layer of soil. Four days later, the first leaves start blooming, they will eventually turn into the trunk of a great tree.
The flowers appear and start covering with radiant beauty the branches of the cacao tree. By the time they are fertilized, each one of these floral buds will turn into a pod, filled with cacao beans. This blooming stage is the most important one of the process, it will determine the quality of the cacao, granting us with the unique flavors of the plantation they were harvested in.
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