Specialty powders
Single origin powders

Claim true authenticity with these exclusive single origin cocoa powders...

Consumers today are more adventurous than ever. They have their minds set on exciting tastes and textures, new applications and authentic products. Thanks to the Bensdorp single origin cocoa powders, you can offer them a brand-new food experience. Only a few cocoa bean varieties from around the equator offer truly amazing tastes and aromas. Bensdorp's long-time presence in the countries of origin has granted access to some of the most unique cocoa bean varieties in the world. Explore the results of that in our range of eight single origin cocoa powders. Each one is the pure essence of cocoa mass made with a single cocoa bean variety harvested in one specific region.

Natural São Tomé

About the Origin

São Tomé is a volcanic island off the West Coast of Africa and was one of the first African islands where cocoa was grown. It was first imported from Brazil around 1822 to São Tomé’s twin island Principe. Soon afterwards cultivation spread to São Tomé too. The yields are extremely limited (around 3,000 tons a year) but the quality is of a rarely equaled level.

Bensdorp single origin cocoa powder: Natural São Tomé (map)
About the Cocoa

São Tomese cocoa beans have a strong, distinctive taste with a firm body. They offer plenty of fruity, citrus aromas and subtle notes of olives, peas and spices. In fact, they have much in common with the original Brazilian cocoa, but with less sharpness. São Tomé is a classified Edel-Fine flavored cocoa origin.

Bensdorp single origin cocoa powder: Natural São Tomé cocoa bean
Bensdorp single origin cocoa powder: Natural São Tomé (image)

Technical Sheet

Most Typical

Chocolaty with refreshing hints of citrus fruits and caramel 


Bensdorp single origin cocoa powder: Natural São Tomé (taste spider graph)

Bright brown caramel flavor



Product Application



Bensdorp cocoa powder applications: puddings

Cocoa powders for cold drinks

Bensdorp cocoa powder applications: cold drinks


Max. 6.0

Cocoa Butter

10 - 12%