Piura Blanco


Guarding the lineage of a rare genetic varietal.


Radiant Raspberry and Citrus

About the farm

Amid the arid desert of the Piura Valley, dedicated farmers harness the Andean waterways to keep their unexpected groves blooming on even the hottest of days. These smallholder growers have organized into collectives and use diverse agroforestry to make the most of their yields, cultivating their cacao alongside mango, citrus, and rice.

About the Partnership

Together with Original Beans, we pay conservation premiums to preserve the genetics of this ultra-rare Piura cacao. By identifying genetically strong trees, establishing new cacao nurseries, and providing ongoing nursery management training, we can ensure this varietal will be enjoyed for years to come.

Try a Sample

Coming soon: we're currently restructuring our sample stock, send an email to teameurope@cacaolatitudes for more information on when orders will be open again.

Bean Profile

  • Genetics: Albino / Nacional
  • Size: Almond, Varied Size // 100 g for 93 beans
  • Fermentation: Central Fermentation, Wooden Boxes
  • Drying: Sun Dried on Mesh Beds

Flavor Profile

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Ordering Information

  • Hand Sort: Yes
  • Bag Size: 62.5 kg
  • Certifications: Organic
  • FOB Price: $5,300 USD/MT
  • Availability: USA / Europe
  • Harvest Season: February - June, October, November
  • Annual Harvest Volume: 40 MT (Annually)
  • For US orders, please visit our Chocolate Alchemy webpage