Produits Des Iles SA (PISA) is a new cacao processor and exporter in Haiti's North. PISA entered the cacao market in order to introduce improved post harvest handling practices, and real competition, into a market previously plagued by poor quality and low-paying middlemen. Today, PISA works with an association of 1,489 smallholder farmers, 476 of whom are female. Together, they manage 974 hectares of organic certified land. Their cacao boasts a delicious combination of fig, tart cherry, and lightly roasted nuts.
Organic certified - hand sorted, sisal bags - Warehouse: New Jersey - Fermentation Rate: 84% deeply fermented, 10% fermented, 6% underfermented - Fat Content: 55.7% - Beans per 100 grams: 108 - Moisture: 7.5% - Harvest Period: Peak Harvest March - June; Small Harvest October - December - Awards: International Chocolate Awards 2016, Gold and Silver, Palette de Bine; Good Food Awards 2017, Cultura Craft Chocolate