Morogoro Cacao Powder
Morogoro Cacao Powder
Morogoro Cacao Powder
Morogoro Cacao Powder
Morogoro Cacao Powder

Morogoro Cacao Powder

Regular price
$7.99
Regular price
Sale price
$7.99
Unit price
per 
Availability
Sale price
$7.99
36 reviews
1.75 oz glass jar
  • 1.75 oz glass jar
  • 16.0 oz plastic container
- +

Guaranteed to wow you. If not, we'll refund or replace it!

Our raw cacao powder is made from organic cacao beans from the famous Kokoa Kamili cooperative in the Morogoro region of Tanzania. The beans are not roasted before grinding - they're fermented and sun-dried for a fruity, bright flavor.

This is rich, nutty cacao that's great for sweets but is particularly delicious as a savory ingredient as an alternative to paprika in stews, chilis and tomato sauces, where it adds sweetness and depth similar to caramelized onions, barbecue or soy sauce. 

  • Origin: Kilombero Valley, Morogoro Region, Tanzania
  • Process: Naturally fermented & sun-dried 
  • Ingredients: 100% cacao bean solids, ground. (Theobroma cacao, var. Trinitario)
  • Tasting notes: Dried Cherry • Tannins • Bittersweet Chocolate

COOKING

  • Replace paprika with cacao in stews, sauces, chili and rubs
  • Swap out for processed cocoa powder in brownies, chocolate cakes or puddings
  • Mix with milk (or milk alternative) for delightful hot chocolate
  • Replace chocolate for a killer mole sauce
  • Pairs well with: Royal Cinnamon, Pemba ClovesBlack Urfa Chili

SOURCING

The Kokoa Kamili cooperative is comprised of nearly 3,000 smallholder farmers in the Kilombero Valley. They provide training and support for their member farmers, as well as cocoa tree seedlings (over 140,000 so far) for free or well below cost.

Kokoa Kamili supplies cocoa beans to a lot of well-respected chocolate makers here in the US, including Dandelion Chocolate in San Francisco and Raaka in NYC.

With this spice, they've gone one step further and turned the cocoa beans into powder. Rather than relying on someone else to take this step, they're creating an opportunity to bring more money back to their member farmers.

Their cacao powder is minimally processed and unroasted: the beans are fermented using the cacao fruit sugars, and then heated gently to extract the fat (which is used to make cocoa butter). The powder is the byproduct of the cocoa butter-making process, which is typically used for cosmetics.

Customer Reviews
4.9 Based on 36 Reviews
Write a Review Ask a Question
  • Reviews
  • Questions

Thank you for submitting a review!

Your input is very much appreciated. Share it with your friends so they can enjoy it too!

Filter Reviews:
M
02/02/2021
MartiBMD
United States United States
Morogoro Cacao & Royal Cinnamon

I made Melissa Clark’s Classic Hot Chocolate recipe from the NYTimes yesterday. We were blown away by how rich and delicious it was. The recipe also called for bittersweet chocolate & I used Ghirardelli chocolate chips. It was rich, not too sweet. Devine with cinnamon whipped cream as a topper. A snowy winter day’s dream! I’ve also used both in my espresso—num!

Burlap & Barrel Morogoro Cacao Powder Review
A
01/16/2021
Anonymous
United States United States
Good in coffee

Great in coffee

A
01/10/2021
Anonymous
United States United States
Cuckoo for Cacao

Pleasantly bitter taste and adds a nice depth to braises and stews.

A
12/13/2020
Anonymous
United States United States
Fabulous

Love, love, love Cacao. Use it in my coffee, tea and even on chicken.

A
12/08/2020
Anonymous
United States United States
Expected More

I’m all for the principal of this cacao, but the flavor does not live up to the hype. It’s bland.

FREQUENTLY BOUGHT TOGETHER

  • Cardamom Fennel Chocolate Bar *Collaboration*
    Regular price
    $6.99
    Regular price
    Sale price
    $6.99
    Unit price
    per 
    Availability
    Sale price
    $6.99
    1 review
  • Holiday Feast Collection
    Regular price
    $24.99
    Regular price
    $25.97
    Sale price
    $24.99
    Unit price
    per 
    Availability
    $25.97
    Sale price
    $24.99
    5 reviews
  • Cloud Forest Cardamom Seeds
    Regular price
    $9.99
    Regular price
    Sale price
    $9.99
    Unit price
    per 
    Availability
    Sale price
    $9.99
  • Burlap & Barrel Hat
    Regular price
    $16.99
    Regular price
    Sale price
    $16.99
    Unit price
    per 
    Availability
    Sale price
    $16.99
    1 review