Over the years, chocolate has become one of the most favorite delicacies across the globe. The cacao tree, as the main source of cacao beans, became a sought-after crop and hence, cultivated in different regions, particularly in the countries near the equator including Indonesia.
Indonesian cocoa beans are classified into three categories: Criollo, Forastero, and Trinitario.
- Criollo – Recognized as the highest quality cocoa bean in the world, though it yields lower compared to other cocoa bean types.
- Forastero – The most commonly used variety of cocoa, making up 90% of the world’s production.
- Trinitario – Known as the finest cocoa hybrid in the world. Trinitario cocoa comes in many different varieties, highlighting a good basal cocoa flavor with a hint of fruity or floral taste.
In Indonesia, the cocoa tree is one of the most valuable agricultural export products. The past 25 years have brought massive growth in the Indonesian cocoa industry, thanks to the participation of smallholder farmers all throughout the country. These farmers have a huge share over national cocoa production, outdoing even large plantations and private estates. At present, the country’s cocoa plantation measures roughly 1.5 million hectares in total.
Most of Indonesia’s cocoa plantations can be found in:
- North Sumatra
- East Kalimantan
- West Java
The highest cocoa-producing region by far is Sulawesi, which makes up 75% of Indonesia’s countrywide production.
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