It is on the island of São Tomé, resting on the equator of the Central African coast, that the first cocoa trees in Africa of the 19th century are planted.
Arrived from Brazil, this quality foreign cocoa has persisted on the island, something that has not been the case in the large industrial plantations of the container that supply basic cocoa to the industry.
Located in the east of the island, near the coast, the cocoa plantation that supplies Michel Cluizel covers 50 hectares. Resulting from a volcanic soil and a marine environment, the cocoa beans from this land provide a high aroma of chocolate and liquorice, iodized, herbaceous, earthy, mineral notes.
Since 1997, Michel Cluizel has been committed to seeking extraordinary plantations in cocoa and pure producing countries. most famous. This allows:
- Find the best cocoa beans in the world
- Establish direct, sustainable and equitable relationships with producers
- Guarantee the best possible traceability with a permanent objective of unparalleled quality.
From this selection "1st Cru de Plantación" chocolates were born to taste and compare how it is done with the great wines