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CCN-51 can quadruple yields compared to some fine flavor varieties, but is it harming premiums and diminishing the quality of indigenous cocoa in Latin America? ©iStock/RobertKacpura

CCN-51: Cocoa’s shining light or a risky monocrop?

By Oliver Nieburg

Cocoa and chocolate stakeholders highlight the advantages and potential pitfalls of high-yielding cocoa variety CCN-51. What part should it play in the industry’s drive for sustainability?