INTERESTING FACT: INDONESIA GREW ALMOST NO COCOA PRIOR TO THE EARLY 1980S.
Indonesia's cocoa Industry is ripe for growth because of the support it has seen from regulators and the government. Over the years most of the produce was exported as raw cocoa beans. More recently the government has encouraged value addition and imposed export taxes on unprocessed raw material. At Van Aroma, we specialize in producing cocoa extracts using food grade alcohol. The extract is then concentrated into fine liquid cocoa with a strong chocolaty aroma, chocolate color and deep, rich flavour. Our cocoa extract is Halal certified, and has a significant advantage over cocoa powder due to its solubility, thus simplifying its use as an ingredient in cocoa formulations..
There are only a few geographical zones in the world where cocoa trees can grow. They come from warm, wet climate. Indonesia is the world's third largest producer of cocoa with ~849,875 MT A YEAR (2016), most of which comes from the island of Sulawesi
Not all cocoa is created equal!
Our cocoa extract process begins with the careful process of selecting the right beans. It requires gentle handling and processing of the cocoa bean, from harvesting it at a farm through final delivery of the product, it is critical to ensure preservation of cocoa's rich odor and flavor profile.