2 beans

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Chocolate is made from these two types of beans:

Forastero cocoa seed
Forastero

90-95% of the world’s cocoa harvest is commercial cocoa. Mainly cultivated in West Africa.

Trinitario & Criollo cocoa seed
Trinitario & Criollo

5-10% of the world’s cocoa harvest is fine flavor cocoa. It is cultivated mainly in Latin America and the Carribean. These types are famous for its fine aromas.

In our recipes we use a special blend of beans. The blend is a well-kept secret and makes up the exquisite aroma of our chocolates. But we give you a hint: Around 40% of all cocoa beans processed at Lindt & Sprüngli is fine flavored cocoa.