From the heartland of Colombia, where the best coffee grows, comes also one of the finest cacao in world. Chocolate Santander, the only single origin chocolate produced in Colombia and one of South America's most special, takes its name from the State of Santander, Eastern Colombia. The privileged terrains of the Andean mountains of Yariguies yields Colombia's best cacao, known by its exquisite and delicate flavor. This incomparable cacao is the result of the region's unique geographic and agricultural conditions.
Cacao pods, in colorful yellows and reds, oranges, and violets, are hand harvested with scissors and forks, split-open with short machetes, sorted, fermented in wooden boxes, and then dried in the sun on wooden boards, all according to a centuries-old tradition that brings out the outstanding organoleptic attributes of Chocolate Santander.