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 Santo Domingo

About the Origin

Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic (Carribean), yields only small cocoa harvests, but of an outstanding quality. Cultivation is concentrated in the Northern Cibao valley, the most northerly cocoa growing area in the world. Most of the farms grow Forastero cocoa (Hispaniola cocoa to be more precise) with very small beans but fine aromatic properties.

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

Santo Dominican cocoa beans have a strong taste with astringent and bitter notes. On top of that, they offer the rich and acidic freshness of red fruit, spicy notes and interesting tannins typical of red wine. The total yield is small and its unique, rare flavvors make a cocoa powder of outstanding quality. Santo Dominican cocoa is available with Fairtrade and Organic Certification. It is classified Edel-Fine. 

Bensdorp single origin cocoa powder: Red Santo Domingo cocoa bean
Bensdorp single origin cocoa powder: Red Santo Domingo (image)

Technical Sheet

Most Typical

Hints of red fruit and wine


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

Mild chocolate flavor



Product Application

Ice cream

Classic ice cream

Bensdorp cocoa powder applications: classic ice cream


Bensdorp cocoa powder applications: puddings


Bensdorp cocoa powder applications: biscuits

Ready-to-drink cocoa

Bensdorp cocoa powder applications: ready-to-drink cocoa
Syrups & Sauces (water-based)


Bensdorp cocoa powder applications: fudges


7.6 - 8.0

Cocoa Butter

10 - 12%