Akesson’s Bejofo Estate 73% Cacao
2018 Harvest, Madagascar

Bejofo Estate is an organic cacao orchard that makes up one part of a 2000 hectare Akesson Estate in northwest Madagascar’s Sambirano valley. Akesson’s Estate is divided into four smaller estates–Madirofolo, Menavava, Bejofo, and Ambolikapik. It is managed by Bertil Akesson, who has specialized in growing fine cacao, pepper, and other spices for many years. Bejofo Estate produces 300 tons of cacao a year. Bertil also sells chocolate made out of his cacao under the “Akesson’s Organic” brand, which is sold throughout the world. Cacao was introduced to Madagascar by French colonialists in the 19th century. They first planted Criollo, some of which is still around today. However, the majority of today’s crops in Madagascar are considered Trinitario. The country produces nearly 3000 tons of beans a year. Most of the trees are concentrated in the Sambirano Valley in the northwest, where soil and climate are ideal for growing high-quality cacao.

Tasting Notes

A burst of sunshine! There is an immediate explosion of a fresh tart citric fruit with a soft fleshy fruit side-soursop, guanabana. The center taste has the emergence of a very mild cacao/chocolate note, but it is immediately supplanted by a nut/coffee note (as in the aroma), along with some mildly astringent nut skins.

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Kajkab’s approach to creating chocolate is very similar to the process of making wine. They only use natural ingredients with no fillers (such as cacao butter, artificial flavors, synthetic emulsifiers, etc.) to let each variety show its unique character. Single origin chocolate is chocolate that’s made from one variety of cacao harvested in one region.

Why does this matter? Cacao is a plant. Like other plants, its beans take on the characteristics of the region where it’s grown—its terroir. Many terms used to describe single origin chocolate will be familiar to wine lovers—earthy, floral, herbal and berry, to name a few. When cacao is blended, the effect of terroir is lost, just like wines.

All of Kajkab’s single-origin tasting palettes are hand crafted in small batches with just two ingredients: cacao beans and organic sugar. No added cocoa butter, lecithin, or vanilla.

Additional information

Weight .125 lbs
Dimensions 2.5 × 2 in


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