We are honored to present the first harvest of these marvellous “Tabasqueño” beans, Selva Tabasqueño as we call them. This is a bean with a very harmonious profile and notes of spices, chili, cocoa, sweet fruit and with hints of biscuit. The flavors of the Selva Tabasqueño is indebted to its lush and diverse terroir and its ancient genetic traits and it’s spicy character makes it a great representative of Mexico’s cacao heritage.
What we like to call the “Tabasqueño”, is a wild hybridization of ancient criollo cacao that dates back thousands of years, dispersed throughout the wilderness of Mesoamerica by spider monkeys and ancient civilizations like the Olmecs, Mokaya and Mayas, and an amelonado cacao from the Amazon that was brought to Tabasco by a French family in the early 1900’s. Here, in the rainforest-clad highlands of the Sierra Madre de Chiapas, a wild hybridization has taken place for more than a century.