Pureté - Pure taste, pure creativity
Pureté chocolate range : the purest cocoa flavor
The next generation of chocolates encompassing to a unique farmer-to-chef process to offer you the best of nature while encouraging longevity of farmers engagement.
Pureté is a fully traceable and sustainable range of couverture chocolates
with a pure cocoa taste.
The sensorial richness of cocoa
Fermentation is an essential first step in the development of flavors in chocolate. The Q-Fermentation™ technique enables the farmers to create homogeneous and exceptional fermentations, leading to beans of exceptional quality with intense pure cocoa taste.
Cacao Barry® is proud to support the Cocoa Horizons Foundation in its mission to improve the living conditions of cocoa producers and their communities. This is achieved through the promotion of sustainable, entrepreneurial, and optimized farming.
A unique farmer-to-chef process to offer you the best of nature while encouraging longevity of farmers engagement
- Optimized fermentation for pure flavours
- Cocoa farmers trained to good agricultural practices in order to protect plantations, maximize yields, and sustainably increase their incomes.
- Cocoa beans 100% traceable
- Quality checks from cocoa beans to chocolate
- Customized chocolate processing to protect natural flavours of cocoa
1/ Cocoa Farmers
Cacao Barry® has embarked on an innovative collaboration with 5000 farmers & 16 cooperatives in Ivory Coast with aim to improve supply of quality cocoa within our Pureté range.
- 93% of cocoa farmers own their plantation
- Average farm size : 3,6 ha
- Average total cocoa produced per farmer: 1,5 mT
2/ Cocoa farmers training & team on site
Cocoa farmers are trained on Good Agricultural Practices and Processes in all steps of the harvest in order to ensure sustainable cocoa.
To assure the conditions are respected, there are the following personnel in place:
- 4 sourcing agents
- 4 sustainability regional managers
- 6 Q-fermentation™ agents
3/ The harvest
Cocoa farmers know the the right colour of the cocoa pods when they can be harvested. They select healthy mature cocoa pods by using a wood stick. Closed cocoa pods can be stored maximum 3 days after harvesting. Once the cocoa pods are open, cocoa farmers pick the fruits by hand and then start the fermentation.
The fermentation science is key as it brings to life the energy of the terroir. Cocoa farmers are trained to Q-Fermentation™ technique that enable them to create homogeneous and exceptional fermentation, yielding beans of exceptional quality close to zero-impurities or off-flavours and with intense pure natural cocoa taste. To start the fermentation, a side with shade is selected by the cocoa farmers. They create a pile with 50 kilos of beans by hand and naturally optimize the fermentation process. Farmers cover the pile with banana leaves for 2 days. After 2 days, the cocoa farmers mix the pile by hand once again. After a total of 4 days, the fermentation process is finalized.
5/ Sun drying
Natural sun-drying further enhances the fl avour development. Drying is essential for stopping the fermentation process and for storage. Optimal drying ensures that the fl avour precursors all remains inside the beans. The drying method used is to spread out the beans on bamboo mat and let them dry in the sun’s warming rays. The beans are turned regularly so that they dry evenly and retain just a fraction of their moisture content: 6 to 8% is ideal. Beans are dried for a good 5 days.
6/ Quality check
Our 4 trained quality centers in Ivory Coast perform sensory checks to ensure Q-fermentation™ has been applied.
7/ Cocoa farmers rewarded
To reward cocoa farmers engagement in supplying the the purest fl avours of Q-fermented beans sustainably, they are paid a premium (30 FCFA / kg).
The farmers and their crops are registered to ensure 100% traceability of the Q-fermented beans. A sourcing contract is set up between our buying site in Ivory Coast and cooperative for a certain volume and for a certain crop per year. Segregated collection of cocoa:
- Separate storage of cocoa at cooperative level
- Separate transportation
- Separate documentation
- List of registered farmers
- Separate storage of cocoa
- Separate shipment to Europe
Once approved and registered, the Q-fermented beans are transported to Europe.
10/ Labelling check
Once arrived in our cocoa factory, labelling is rechecked to ensure the bags meet our 100% traceability assurance.
Separating the shell from the beans to obtain cocoa nibs.
Q-fermented beans have lowest possible temperature and duration for roasting to protect the cacao flavor and avoid off tastes.
13/ Grinding the cocoa nibs
he nibs are refined to obtain a very fine 25 micron cocoa liquor that results in a flavour rich mouthfeel. Grinding is done in three steps to obtain a very fine paste: the cocoa liquor.
In the mixer, our quality approved ingredients are constantly mixed to get the right texture, enabling a correct refi ning.
15/ Grinding the chocolate
The paste is refined through five rolls for the finest particle size that brings long lasting taste and smooth melting.
Careful conching of the chocolate refi nes the taste to enhance pure cocoa flavour and lower humidity and acidity. The signifi cant friction blunts particles for perfect fineness. For our Pureté range, we adjust our conching criteria to enhance the purest cocoa flavors.
17/ Quality checks
During all processes quality checks on fat content, viscosity, particle size and fluidity are checked to ensure the fibest end result.
After tempering, the chocolate is moulded into blocs or Pistoles™.
Ocoa™, Inaya™, Excellence, Alunga™ & Lactée Supérieure pistoles™ are packed into best quality bags to ensure flavor protection. The end result is a chocolate with a pure cacao fl avour that is 100% traceable back to farmers.
20/ Workability & pairing
The Pureté range are chocolates that have great workability and a freedom in flavour pairing.
21/ Chefs' creations
A unique farmer-to-chef process offers you the best of nature by encouraging the farmers’ engagement. During all processes, the purest cocoa flavours are protected giving chefs unique chocolates to create with.