Cru Virunga - Congo - Original Beans

PROTECTING THE LAST 800 MOUNTAIN GORILLAS

VIRUNGA NATIONAL PARK, DR CONGO

With Cru Virunga

Tief dunkle Schokolade

Noten von Schattenmorellen, dunkler Schokolade und schwarzem Tee offenbaren sich, während die seltene & ursprüngliche Cru Virunga im Mund zergeht. Die Tiefe der Aromen verkörpert die stille Kraft der letzten Berggorillas, die im Virunga Nationalpark leben.

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Discover the region

Charismatic, biologically diverse and rich in landscapes, Virunga is one of the most important regions in the world. Located in the rift valley, it sits along a uniquely rich geological formation classified as World Heritage Site in 1979. The protected area is home to the last 800 mountain gorillas, endangered due to deforestation and a growing population practicing irresponsible agriculture.

The war-ridden country is rated as having one of the poorest economies in the world, with a GDP per capita of $180 and over 70% of the population living below the poverty line. During more than 10 years of war, millions of people in Virunga have become displaced and are turning to small-scale farming as a means to build a new life.

Know Your Beans

Since all cacao comes originally from South America, in Africa you only find cacao which was brought there in colonial times and is therefore called Forastero (The stranger). The genetics of this cacao are still unknown, but one thing is for sure: it shows like no other how important soil, climate and skillfull processing are for the flavour of chocolate – similar to wine. The deep dark Original Beans Cru Virunga 70% bar mirrors its rainforest home as well as the big learning steps of the farmers.

Learn About The Project

Since 2008, Original Beans has supported local cacao smallholders in earning a stable income producing and preserving organic-certified Virunga cacao. This work is ongoing, as more farmers are enrolled, additional replanting infrastructure are built and an indigenous cacao conservation NGO is developed.

The future conservation cacao strategy is not only about developing 1000 hectares of shade-grown, certified cacao but about working towards a cacao conservation culture where sustainable land-use, conservation values and supply chain incentives produce measurable rainforest protection.

“We are working towards a cacao conservation culture.”

Salomon, cacao farmer Virunga National Park

Cru Virunga

Tief dunkle Schokolade

Noten von Schattenmorellen, dunkler Schokolade und schwarzem Tee offenbaren sich, während die seltene & ursprüngliche Cru Virunga im Mund zergeht. Die Tiefe der Aromen verkörpert die stille Kraft der letzten Berggorillas, die im Virunga Nationalpark leben.

Specifications

Weight
0.07 g
Cacao percentage
70%
Bean Origin
Virunga Nationalpark, Ostkongo (D.R.)
Rarity
Bauern unterstützen, Kakaos erhalten, Regenwald retten, Tiere schützen
Diet
Bio, Vegan, Glutenfrei
Price (100g)
€ 5.70 / 100g

Ingredients

Kakaomasse*, Kakaobutter*, Rohrohrzucker* (*zertifiziert biologisch)

Allergens

Haselnüsse, Laktose, Mandeln, Milch

Average Nutritional Values

Pro 100g	
	           
Energie:   2401 kJ / 573 kcal
Fett:  43g
Davon gesättigte Fettsäuren: 26g
Kohlenhydrate: 45g
Davon Zucker: 29g
Ballaststoffe: 11g
Eiweiß: 7g
Salz: 0,03g
Eisen: 12mg

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