Another freshly made batch of one of our customers favourites, the deliciously decadent milk truffle, made with Casa Luker Noche 40% Milk Chocolate.
This fine flavour single origin Colombian chocolate is classified by the International Cocoa Organization (ICCO) as Cacao Fino de Aroma, the classification describes their cocoa as unique in the world for its exquisite fruity and flowery aromas and flavour with nutty malt notes.
Only about 8% of the World's cocoa is considered Cacao Fino de Aroma, 76% of Cacao Fino de Aroma is produced in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela.
Some interesting facts about Casa Luker
Founded in 1906, Manizales, Colombia, the family run Casa Luker company is considered to be one of the most important buyers of cacao Fino de Aroma in the world. They focus their efforts on creating a long-standing and sustainable cocoa business model for all the stakeholders in the cocoa chain.
Over 50 years ago, they set up a world class research centre focusing on training cocoa farmers in crop sustainability. Over 7500 families have benefitted from programmes involving 45 cocoa producing associations and 18000 hectares of cocoa plantations.
In March 2017 the Prince of Wales launched the Cocoa And Forests Initiative, led by the World Cocoa Foundation and the Sustainable Trade Initiative. The initiative was aimed at achieving zero-deforestation cocoa in Ghana and the Cote d'Ivoire.
On 17th October 2018 the CEO of Casa Luker, Dr Camilo Romero Restrepo along with -
Dr Miguel Pinedo the Program Manager for the Colombian Sustainable Trade Initiative,
Dr Andrew Steer, President and CEO of the World Resources Institute and
Dr Eduard Baquero Lopez, Executive President of the National Federation of Cocoa Producers.
Signed the Cocoa, Forests and Peace Initiative in Colombia, Joint Framework for Action to address three themes.
Forest protection and restoration - to guarantee that cocoa contributes to the protection and restoration of forests in Colombia.
Sustainable production and farmers' livelihoods - to guarantee the sustainable intensification and diversification of cocoa production, in order to increase farmers' yields and income and to reduce pressure on natural forests.
Community engagement and social inclusion - to guarantee that cocoa production leads to increased participation and social inclusion in communities, in particular in critical areas of the post-conflict in Colombia.
Further information can be found at https://lukerchocolate.com