Photo Essay: Cacao Chuncho in La Convención, Peru
The homeland of the ultra-premium cacao of the Cuzco region.
In the high jungles of Quillabamba in the La Convención province of Peru, a native variety of cacao called chuncho is grown. This cacao is more like a collection of Alto Amazonas Forastero cultivars, most of which date back to Machiguenga communities centuries ago and discovered by the outside world in the 1800s. There’s some c…
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