About the Maralumi Plantation:
The home of the plantation is the island of Papua - New Guinea, to the north of Australia, in the Pacific Ocean. Located on the eastern end of the island, just south of the equator, the Maralumi plantation benefits from a moist equatorial climate and soil that is rich in alluvia, making the area ideal for growing cocoa trees. "Maralumi’, the ‘river spirits’ watch over the plantation that bears their name. In Papua New Guinea, plantations are subjected to strict rules: from picking to drying, via the graining of the beans, everything is done to ensure rigorous quality supervision for the cocoa. The Maralumi plantation produces cocoa of the trinitario variety, with plenty of character.
The cocoa beans give this mellow chocolate slightly roasted and spicy avours, fresh notes of green bananas and acidulates avours of red currants prolonged by charming aromas of Havana tobacco leaves. The aftertaste breaks out in successive fresh, acidulated, and sharp notes ; then rounds off on a final chord of crystallized fruit.