25300 Tàrrega, España
The Tonka bean releases its warm and tasty perfume, between vanilla and caramel. Grated or infused, it brings heat to your desserts, fish, vegetables, crustaceans and white meat.
The name Tonka comes from the Tupi, the language of French Guyana's Tupi.
The cumaru, a gigantic tree that feeds the green lung of the Earth, produces orange fruits whose shape resembles that of a mango. In a state of maturity, this fruit offers red and oblong kernels the size of an almond that dry for almost a year and then soak in strong alcohol for 24 hours. After this long process, they dry again and then turn black and wrinkled. Its aromas of soft almonds, vanilla, caramel, coffee for some or tobacco "Amsterdamer", precious for our grandparents, for others, are incredibly fine. Its flavor is warm and greedy, with a slight bitterness similar to cocoa.