March 31 Uncategorized CommentFinca Raiz in Ecuador belongs to Vincent Zeller. German by Origin, Vincent Zeller was grown up in Ecuador, married a local woman, and apart from his export business, owns a cacao farm, where he grows hybrid cacao. Vincent manages the farm together with his son. The state-of-the-art bean fermentation is managed by Vincent's daughter, Soizic Zeller. She was educated in Switzerland to ferment and handle grapes. She brought her knowledge back to Ecuador where it proves handy in terms of building the most modern temperature controlled fermentation facility. Soizic ferments the beans using some with local grasses, flowers and berries to allow the beans to develop floral and fruity flavors. For K'UL cacao she uses tangerine peels to add a subtle citrus accent.