Morogoro Cacao Powder

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  • Non-GMO, non-irradiated, plant-based, no additives, no colorings, no fillers
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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: 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
  • Hot Rose Cacao
  • 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.

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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!

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09/11/2020
HJR
United States United States

Chocolate pudding

1/3 cup of this raw powder in a traditional recipe made a rich and tasty pudding.

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04/28/2022
Anonymous
United States

Richness of flavor

I'm so impressed with the richness of flavor in these spices!

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03/06/2022
Gayle
United States United States

Great tasting!

I use this is my morning 310 protein shakes. It makes my chocolate shakes taste more chocolaty. A more light chocolate taste.

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02/22/2022
Victoria
United States United States

Cocoa

I’ve only used this in chili so far. I made a paste of onion, garlic, hot peppers, cocoa and tomatoes…. Add everything else, et viola!

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02/22/2022
Anonymous
United States United States

Powdered Goodness

I love the rich cocoa taste that sets this apart from other’s I’ve tried. So good in my Chocolate Baked Oats!

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01/23/2022
Anonymous
United States United States

Morogoro Cacao Powder

I’ve been baking for a long time and this is the best cacao powder I’ve found. Makes an unusually scrumptious cup of hot cocoa, delicious brownies and is excellent for making frosting.

JC
01/10/2022
Jim C.
United States United States

Excellent for red chili

I used this to enhance my world class red chili (my opinion only). It did add a depth that was very special. I highly recommend this for your red chili

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