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.

Red Cameroon

About the Origin

Located on the west coast of Central Africa, Cameroon is Africa’s fourth largest cocoa producer and the fifth largest in the world. Cocoa is produced primarily in Central Southern Cameroon, which displays ideal growing conditions due to its hot, humid climate and well-developed infrastructure. The largest plantations are those outside of Yaoundé and to a greater extent to the northwest between the Nyong and Sanaga Rivers. Other major cocoa centers include the Sanaga River valley near Nanga Eboko and the regions around the towns of Akonolinga, Obala, and Sa’a.

Bensdorp single origin cocoa powder: Red Cameroon (map)
About the Cocoa

Cameroonian cocoa is renowned for its characteristic red coloration. In taste, the cocoa has strong bitter and astringent properties, often with a delicate smoky flavor. It is available with kosher certification.

Bensdorp single origin cocoa powder: Red Cameroon cocoa bean
Bensdorp single origin cocoa powder: Red Cameroon (image)

Technical Sheet

Most Typical

Strong bitter and astringent notes, with a hint of smokiness

Taste

Bensdorp single origin cocoa powder: Red Cameroon (taste spider graph)

Roasted (smokey) dark chocolate flavor

Color

Dry
Wet

Product Application

Bakery

Cakes, madeleines, muffins, cupcakes

Bensdorp cocoa powder applications: cakes, madeleines, muffins and cupcakes
Ice cream

Classic ice cream

Bensdorp cocoa powder applications: classic ice cream
Desserts

Puddings

Bensdorp cocoa powder applications: puddings

pH

7.6 - 8.2

Cocoa Butter

20 - 22% (ice cream applications)