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

Morogoro Cacao Powder

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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.

It's a fruity and 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, v. Trinitario)
  • Tasting notes: Dried Cherry • Tannins • Bittersweet Chocolate


  • 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


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 supply 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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Another win

Just got this today and had to try a cup of hot coco. It is SO SO good!! I used the recipe from here that someone else posted!

kathy p.
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Great addition

Great addition to our collection!

dalene e.
United States United States
love it

absolutely delicious.

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Chocolate pudding

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

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dalene e.
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just delicious

Great. The cacao is delicious and my children liked it so much that we bought more.