Cocoa and chocolate

Cocoa is obtained from the fruits of the cocoa tree (Theobroma cacao). This tree is native to Central and South America but is now cultivated in Africa and parts of South Asia. In fact, Africa is the world’s leading cocoa producer. The final characteristics of cocoa-derived products depend on the variety used and its origin. Although more aromatic varieties exist, the majority of the world’s cocoa comes from the Forastero variety. However, edaphoclimatic conditions also significantly influence cocoa, leading to … Continue reading Cocoa and chocolate