Our second chocolatey coffee, once intended as a limited edition, now a permanent offering thanks to popular demand!
ChocoZilla is primarily Brazilian St. Domingos Arabica, blended with Vietnamese Robusta for added punch and depth. Whereas Mocharagua is intense dark chocolate, ChocoZilla is a sweeter milk chocolate. It's a bit lighter and brighter, too, quite refreshing. Perfect both for fans of chocolatey coffees in general, and especially for anyone looking for one with more subtlety (ideal for serving to groups).
As always, no additives or flavorings. Just the natural tastes and aromas of the coffee beans. Delicious hot or iced, takes well to milk and sugar. We have been enjoying it as cold brew also, where it has the time to really develop its natural chocolate tones. Green unroasted coffee for home or commercial roasting.
There is no other terroir in the world similar to the unique microclimate of Pocos de Caldas, which is angled perfectly toward the sun. Pocos de Caldas receives sharply divided day and night periods that begin with early morning sun full-on until 4 pm, when the sun suddenly is cut off by passing across the rim of the crate at the top of the mountain, triggering a burst of energy (sugar) conversion into flavor in the beans. The soil is an enriched combination of volcanic minerals and rainforest soil, giving the coffee an abundace of nutrition and minerals. The coffees consist of a variety of unusual Arabica sub-types, including golden-fruited Catuai.
These coffees are sustainably grown, UTZ Certified, and direct-trade. Volcano Coffee Company also practices an innovative reinterpretation of "shade-grown" coffee: instead of interplanting hardwood trees with their coffee (which is of limited usefulness for wildlife due to lack of underbrush and biodiversity), they preserve wide strips of intact rainforest between different planting areas. This lets the coffee get the right amount of sun, protects biodiversity, and provides undisturbed habitat for wildlife.
ChocoZilla contains a small percentage of Vietnamese Robusta to enhance is chocolate tones. Thus, it is also an excellent way to try Robusta for the first time, if you've never ventured beyond Arabica before. You're going to love it!
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