Cocoa mass, also known as cocoa liquor or cocoa paste, is the heart of milk and dark chocolate, providing the flavor signature of the brands in which it is used. OFI Cocoa’s sourcing, processing and packaging capabilities, provide for exceptional quality cocoa masses.
OFI – Unicao produce cocoa cakes and cocoa liquors in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana and represent the top origin products of the market today.
These two facilities allowed Unicao to process cocoa beans into cocoa liquor for use in a wide range of applications. By creatively using cocoa from different origins with variations in roasting and post-roast treatment, they offer a variety of superior cocoa liquors available in either liquid or solid formats (as blocks, ingots and easier-to-melt liquor thins). These cocoa liquors provide the flexibility to achieve recipe goals. Selecting the finest regional cocoa beans and using the latest processing technologies,
bringing the flavors of West African cocoa to the world.
The flavor of OFI – UNICAO cocoa mass is dependent on three distinct,
yet equally important factors:
- Type of cocoa bean (benefiting from OFI Cocoa’s selection and blending)
- Development of the flavor precursor in the bean during fermentation & drying
- Further development of flavors during fully controlled roasting process
OFI’s Cocoa liquor options include low, medium and high roast varieties, bringing more possibilities and taste combinations to premium chocolate products. Utilizing traditional roasting method helps enhance the cocoa taste expression in the cocoa liquor and allows recipes to benefit from its rich, full flavored bouquet.