The Cocoa treeTheobroma Cacao, grows in the tropics about 20 degrees north and south of the Equator. It can be found in areas of West Africa, Latin America, Indonesia and Malaysia.
Its fruit is a melon-shaped cob, also called “pod”, and contains about 40 kernels (beans). The Cocoa tree bares fruit twice a year, one main crop and halfway the year an intermediate smaller crop. Once the Cocoa pods have been manually picked from the trees, the kernels will be removed from the pod and spread out on the ground to be covered with banana leaves. The heat of the sun will ferment these beans within a couple of days.
In the factory, during the processing of the beans, they are first cleaned, de-shelled and roasted to obtain a liquid slurry called Cocoa Liquor or Cocoa Mass, which is the main ingredient for chocolate.
The Cocoa Liquor is then hydraulically pressed, which results in 2 components, namely a liquid one (called Cocoa Butter) and a solid one (called Cocoa Cake).
At Indcresa we use the Cocoa Cake as a raw material to grind and alkalize into various types of Cocoa Powder.
INDCRESA is the world’s leading manufacturer of an entire range of Cocoa Powders by using Cocoa Cakes which are sourced in origin countries.
Our innovative technology and a fully computerized production process guarantee the consistency of quality needed to meet the individual requirements of our customers.
Our Cocoa Powders range from the natural type, and from the light, medium and strongly alkalized types, to ultimately different kinds of red and black colours.
For all our Cocoa Powder types, we have the manufacturing flexibility in place to adjust fat content, fineness and pH to the individual customers’ standards.
Prior to producing the various types of Powder, we make a careful selection of Cakes from different origins and blend them in order to obtain the desired colour and flavour profiles.
Our Cocoa Powders are being used in many main brands, all around the world.
- Paper bags
- (25 kg net weight)
- (from 400 kg to 1.000 kg)
- (up to 21.000 kg net weight)
Our Cocoa Powders can be used in the following applications:
- Dry drinking mixes
- Compound coatings
- Chocolate creams and syrups
- Industrial and gourmet baking
- Dairy products
- Ice creams
- Dietary products