hand brew cacao . PHILIPPINES . luna

This fine flavour cocoa combines a pleasant popcorn-style sweetness with notes of forest blossoms (like bergamot) and an interesting vegetal aftertaste that reminds of kelp (seaweed). 

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our filter cacao is a low caffeine
coffee alternative that doesn’t try
to mimic its taste, but recreates
the specialty coffee experience
that revolutionized with a clear
focus on origin, high quality
and mindful brewing

Description

This fine flavour cocoa combines a pleasant popcorn-style sweetness with notes of forest blossoms (like bergamot) and an interesting vegetal aftertaste that reminds of kelp (seaweed). 

Luna
is a flavoursome limited-edition cacao. A single Trinitario clone variety, produced by only 2 farms in the south of the Philippines. On an island outside the typhoon belt with favourable climatic conditions to grow outstanding cacao. 

region  
Mindanao, south Davao region, Philippines
terroir 
rich biodiversity close to Mount Apo National Park
producer 
grown on only 2 farms that are led by Auro
genetics 
Auro Luna single variety cultivar W-10
fermentation 
fermented in 3 layer cascading boxes
farming practice 
intercropping & experimental post-harvesting

180g of light roasted, ground cacao beans, offering 12 brews.


Brewing our filter cacao

  • roast profile. slow light filter roast
  • grind size. pre-ground to a medium to medium-coarse grind size
  • brew style. v60 or flat bottom pour over . french press . moka pot . aeropress . cold & batch brew 
  • brew guides. filter cacao brews like coffee, but not quite the same. check our brew guides to explore the best experiences . 

Nutritional benefits

caffeine. our filter cacao contains about 1/8 to 1/10 of the levels of caffeine compared to the same volume of filter coffee . as a result it can be enjoyed round the clock without caffeine-jitters.

theobromine. a cup of 150ml filter cacao contains 50mg of theobromine . a gentler, more steady and long lasting source of energy.

polyphenols. the same cup of 150ml contains 90mg of polyphenols, known for their contribution to maintain the elasticity of blood vessels & optimum blood flow . a daily dosis of 200mg is considered having immediate positive health effects .
so you only need 2.22 cups of filter cacao to hit that mark.

no waste. after brewing you can reuse the cacao grounds for baking, scooping into your (plant-based) yoghurt or granola, etc . it just keeps giving. 

calorie-free. the high cacao butter content of our light roasted ground cacao (55-58%) delivers a unique, complex taste & aroma to our brew . but by using a paper filter, our brew is considered completely fat- & sugar free with only 1.7 kcal/100ml. 

Description

This fine flavour cocoa combines a pleasant popcorn-style sweetness with notes of forest blossoms (like bergamot) and an interesting vegetal aftertaste that reminds of kelp (seaweed). 

Luna
is a flavoursome limited-edition cacao. A single Trinitario clone variety, produced by only 2 farms in the south of the Philippines. On an island outside the typhoon belt with favourable climatic conditions to grow outstanding cacao. 

region  
Mindanao, south Davao region, Philippines
terroir 
rich biodiversity close to Mount Apo National Park
producer 
grown on only 2 farms that are led by Auro
genetics 
Auro Luna single variety cultivar W-10
fermentation 
fermented in 3 layer cascading boxes
farming practice 
intercropping & experimental post-harvesting

180g of light roasted, ground cacao beans, offering 12 brews.


Brewing our filter cacao

  • roast profile. slow light filter roast
  • grind size. pre-ground to a medium to medium-coarse grind size
  • brew style. v60 or flat bottom pour over . french press . moka pot . aeropress . cold & batch brew 
  • brew guides. filter cacao brews like coffee, but not quite the same. check our brew guides to explore the best experiences . 

Nutritional benefits

caffeine. our filter cacao contains about 1/8 to 1/10 of the levels of caffeine compared to the same volume of filter coffee . as a result it can be enjoyed round the clock without caffeine-jitters.

theobromine. a cup of 150ml filter cacao contains 50mg of theobromine . a gentler, more steady and long lasting source of energy.

polyphenols. the same cup of 150ml contains 90mg of polyphenols, known for their contribution to maintain the elasticity of blood vessels & optimum blood flow . a daily dosis of 200mg is considered having immediate positive health effects .
so you only need 2.22 cups of filter cacao to hit that mark.

no waste. after brewing you can reuse the cacao grounds for baking, scooping into your (plant-based) yoghurt or granola, etc . it just keeps giving. 

calorie-free. the high cacao butter content of our light roasted ground cacao (55-58%) delivers a unique, complex taste & aroma to our brew . but by using a paper filter, our brew is considered completely fat- & sugar free with only 1.7 kcal/100ml. 

ABOUT LUNA CACAO

Fine flavor cacao at the foot of Mount Apo.

The farms supplying Auro Luna cacao are close to Mount Apo National Park, which is home to a very diverse flora and fauna, including birds and orchids that are endemic to the region. Auro focusses on conservation and landscape restoration initiatives to maintain and increase the rich biodiversity of Davao region. Farmers harvest only fully ripe pods and extract the wet beans on the farm. They are collected the same day and transported to Auro’s central fermentation facility. The beans are fermented in wooden three layer cascading boxes that allow drainage of pulp and passage of air. It is a natural and slow process. Photo credits Silva cacao.