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The seed of the cocoa tree (Theobroma cacao Linnoeus) which is fermented and dried. Cocoa of merchantable quality must be fermented, thoroughly dry, free from smoky beans, free from abnormal or foreign odours and free from any evidence of adulteration.
Reasonably uniform in size, reasonably free from broken beans, fragments and pieces of shell, and be virtually free from foreign matter such as stone, tramp metal or other matters likely to cause damage to the processing plant.
To comply in all respects with the regulations laid down in the international Cocoa Standards
FLAVOUR & AROMA
Free from undesirable odours and off-flavours (viz, Mouldy, Smoky, Acidic, objectionably Astringent). To be equal to previous accepted deliveries, consistent and characteristic of the product.
Moudy beans - 5% maximum by count
Slaty beans - 5% maximum by count
Infested / Insect damaged
- 3% maximum by count
Germinated / Flat beans
Bean Size Bean size is defined by the bean count and expressed
by the number of beans per 100g. The bean count
shall be 100 or less (Main crop).
Extraneous matters - 1.00% maximum
Moisture (typically) - 6.00% - 8.00%
Fat (typically) - 55.0% to 59.00% (in dry nib)
Free Fatty acid level - 1.00% maximum
Should have been treated with minimum possible pesticides, according to Good Agricultural Practices with residues at less than the Codex MRL’s.
Delivery in hygienically packed hessian sacks each weighing 64kg and opening stitched with thread.