Organic coconut from Ivory Coast

Tastes and colors are not alike… And yet, sometimes, a taste calls for a color and vice versa. We called on Didier Michel, plastic chromatician, who proposes to sift through his sense of smell and his taste of a gastronomic product. This specialist in color harmony is thus able to draw up a chromatic map to show, feel and understand the world of aromas and taste. The color of taste.

Text Myriam Darmoni

It is known grated or in the form of shavings. We appreciate its milk, which brings an exquisite sweetness to stews, soups and desserts. But nothing like fresh coconut. And it's hard to compete with a coconut, eaten directly on a fine sandy beach facing the turquoise water. In our orchards, no coconut trees. So to have a quality fruit, we turn to a beautiful organic coconut from Côte d'Ivoire, the only country in Africa to benefit from vast labeled palm groves. In the end, flesh with exceptional whiteness, tender and thick, not dry, containing quality water. A taste of paradise, or almost.



On the 1 st nose, in the heart of white walnut drained of its juice, a soft lactic note, suave enveloping, close to almond milk, a little soapy, like a fresh wet nest.

In the 2 nd nose, around the stringy shell, a woody, unctuous note, of the salted butter caramel type, with vanilla and praline.

In the 3 rd nose, general creamy and oily atmosphere marked by the smell of hazelnut, balanced by a fermentative acidity like a yoghurt providing lightness, like a cooler.


What surprises when tasting coconut water is a salty-sweet harmony marked by marine iodine and sugary water, very coconut. As for the white texture of the fruit, crunching in its thickness, one feels a resistance of fibrous and granular chews, very moist but tender at the same time where biting becomes a sin. In the chromato-sensory analysis of the fruit, it is to be noted a particularity in its aromatic development and its chromatic correspondence, which offer a succession of pastel colors close to the rainbow, thus recomposing its original white color, such as white light.