Cocopotamus Chocolate

You Say Chocolate Beans I Say Cacao Beans

Chocolate is made from cacao beans.  There are three kinds of these:

Criollo - from Venezuela; the rarest cacao beans

Forastero - a hardier variety of cacao beans grown in more areas

Trinitario - a hybrid of Criollo and Forastero, first grown in Trinidad.

Chocolate can be made using a single type of cacao bean or a blend.  If chocolate is from not just one bean but one specific batch of beans, it can be called "single origin chocolate" or "plantation chocolate".  Many chocolate coinnoisseurs enjoy sampling these chocolates.