Ghana Kome -Three Mountains Organic - 2023

Origin: Ghana

Crop Year: 2023

Certifications: Organic

Genetics:  Criollo, Forasterio, Trinitatio and more pending identification

Region: Ghana / Asante Akim

Flavor Notes:

The aroma is bold chocolate, brown fruits and vanilla.

The flavor starts off with dried red and brown fruits and of course chocolate.  It wends its way to showing off moderate acidity and low bitterness. 

Walnut skin like tannins with a moderate but not excessive astringency that plays well off the sweetness come on next and round out the profile.  Low toned notes of loam and leather round out the experience.  The aforementioned loam is a clean earthiness that also contains hints of leather and prune supporting the previous structure and body.

Compared to the conventional Ghana that we have offered for year (and is now gone), the edges here are not as round due to the higher astringency but also is more complex with the dried fruit notes and bolder earthiness.

This is a very forgiving origin and a good one to start with and will go well in light milk chocolate all the way to brooding dark chocolates.

Three mountains that are part of UNESCO's reforestation and conservation program for tropical rain forests, the Three Mountains estate is set on historical family land that over 2,0000 farmers and 15 communities now call home to support their partner farmer communities directly, where regenerative farm management and organic practices are improving the health of communities. The co-operative also provides financial resources along with community and individualized support in the conversion to organic and Fairtrade certification.

Hand Sort: Yes

Size:   Medium, Uniform Size

Fermentation:  Heap