By Jim2, 2009-09-14
I am at a loss to understand the rational and legitimacy of the creation of special names for cacau beans. I frequently see the use of Arriba, Porcelana, Chuao, Cuyagua, Dom Homero, etc. Although I am in the business of producing cacau beans I am struggling to understand which of the three types of cacau are being referenced. Is there someone out there able to provide a chart or document that identifies the "advertised name" with one of the three recognized types. I've almost concluded that it is fair game to create something that lends credence to our beans....."Heavenly Aroma", "Incredible color", etc. It's difficult to know whats actually being offered and I am sure that there are many sales made that utilize some acronym because it implies origin when in fact it's simply propaganda.