Luker Chocolate is a range of chocolates and cocoa products from Colombia and neighbouring countries. Luker Chocolate only uses International Cocoa Organisation classified “Fino de Aroma”, or Fine Flavour Criollo and Trinitario beans to make their chocolate. Only the top 7-8% of the world’s cocoa is given this exclusive title. The beans are harvested and made into chocolate in Colombia using cocoa butter from the same beans and local sugar, making all ingredients fully traceable.
Luker Chocolate Selected Origins range of chocolates each have unique profiles thanks to the purity of their origins. Made from selected beans from the various regions and neighbouring countries where Fino de Aroma cocoa is grown, they positively burst with flavour! Their tastes reflect the specific cocoa variety as well as the richness of the soil and the cocoa growing tradition of the area.
The Heritage Recipes range uses Fino de Aroma cocoa beans to create blends from different regions, all within Colombia.
We also offer Luker Chocolate cocoa powder, cocoa butter and cocoa mass, all made from Fino de Aroma beans, and Luker Maracas – roasted cocoa nibs.
Luker Chocolate Selected Origins
Luker Chocolate Selected Origins chocolates have unique flavours that come from the pureness of their origins. Made from selected beans from the various regions and countries where Fino de Aroma cocoa is grown, their flavour reflects the cocoa variety but also the richness of the soil and the cocoa growing tradition of the area. These chocolates are made with beans from a particular region.
|SCC900||Tumaco 85% extra dark chocolate||A vigorous, bitter flavour and subtle sweetness combined with floral and fruity notes to give a chocolate of exquisite character.||2.5kg|
|SCC951||San Martin 72% dark chocolate||This chocolate embodies a strong cocoa flavour, a perfect balance of bitter notes and a subtle sweet tone. Fruity notes, slight acidity and citric flavours attribute to the unmistakable character of this dark chocolate as it melts easily in the mouth fostering an exquisite creamy, mild sensation.||2.5kg|
|SCC904||Tumaco 65% dark chocolate||A bittersweet flavour with defined cocoa notes, ideal for those seeking a balance of flavour and aroma.||2.5kg|
|SCC953||Huila 70% dark chocolate||High cocoa notes, defined bitter, low astringency, slight acidity and delicate notes of yellow fruits.||2.5kg|
Luker Heritage Recipes
The best Fino de Aroma cocoa beans used to make blends from different regions, all within Colombia.
|SCC910/ SCC919||Macondo 60% dark chocolate||One of the most popular in the range, Macondo is a chocolate with an exotic flavour and soft acidic tones, a fluid texture, and a fine balance between bitter and sweet.||2.5kg and 20kg box|
|SCC911||Noche 40% milk chocolate||A defined Fino de Aroma cocoa flavour, fruit notes, and a mild level of acidity as a perfect accompaniment to the chocolate flavour.||
|SCC977||Caribe 45%||A blend of select Colombian cocoas with balanced flavours and smooth texture. Outstanding citric notes typical of cocoa from the Colombian south-west region.||2.5kg|
|SCC912/ SCC921||Nevado||Embodies the exquisite flavour of chocolate made with 100% natural cocoa butter. It stands out for its high fluidity and melt-in-the-mouth quality.||2.5kg and 20kg box|
|SCC930||Natural Cocoa Powder 22-24%||1.0kg|
|SCC931||Natural Cocoa Butter||1.0kg|
|SCC932||Colombian cocoa mass||1.0kg|
|SCC941||Roasted cocoa nibs||Pure Fino de Aroma cocoa nibs||1.0kg|
What is The Luker Way?
The Luker Way is the connection that Luker Chocolate has with its partners, their farmers, the environment, their employees, their clients and society at large. They believe in sharing opportunities, knowledge and technology and working as a comminity to produce the finest chocolate from Fino de Aroma cocoa beans.
Luker, as it is known in Colombia, has worked with some of its farming partners for over one hundred years. They do not own the farms, and the farmers are offered fair purchasing conditions, but are still free to sell their cocoa wherever they wish. Luker works hard to nurture the relationships they have with their farmers and stakeholders, offering education and training at their research centre, the Granja Luker, to provide farmers with the knowledge to build profitable cocoa farms that will support themselves, their families and their communities. More than eight hundred people are trained at the Granja Luker each year.
- Commercial agreements with 45 cocoa producers’ associations that cover over 18,000 hectares of Cacao Fino de Aroma crops.
- 7,500 benefitting families, many of which reside in areas of armed conflict or where illicit crops are grown.
- Training provided for the implementation of production models that increase productivity by up to 300%.
- A 20% subsidy offered to purchase material for plantation renewal or for new plantations.
The Luker Foundation
A private non-profit organisation, its mission is to provide leadership in order to contribute to the social and economic development of Manizales in Colombia.
The Luker Foundation has:
- Trained more than 500 teachers, benefitting from over 12,000 students.
- Supported over 1,400 children and young adults through music and sports programmes.
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