Cocoa Farming: where our cocoa journey starts
Our commitment to source the highest quality cocoa beans
Partnering with local cocoa farmers.
If Bensdorp is your premium cocoa powder, then it can only be because our deep passion for cocoa has led us straight to the source: there where the cocoa bean is grown. And in our quest for the finest cocoa powders, we have been partnering up with West African cocoa farming communities to grow cocoa according to the best agricultural practices and latest cultivation techniques.
West African cocoa farmers are world-famous for their legendary cocoa fermentation technique. The fermentation level of their cocoa beans is exceptional. And the flavor precursors it creates, develop into a heavenly chocolate taste and delightful cocoa aromas during our signature small-batch roasting process.
One of them is a cut test applied on the cocoa beans, which reveals the presence of certain imperfections that may cause off-flavors and indicates the degree of fermentation. Doing this with an ever-vigilant eye enables us to offer you cocoa powder with a constant premium quality.