Dominican Republic 2 oz 70% - Rich Raspberry Notes, Tart Cherry Undertones
This 1000 plus acre bird sanctuary produces organic cocoa, macadamias and bananas while remaining dedicated to sustainable agroforestry farming practices. A community of 13 landowners in the area have committed to affecting climate change and reducing carbon emissions through reforestation techniques. The resulting cocoa beans have immense flavor and intense aromas. Passion for the craft is evident within these grafted varietals and custom fermentation lots. This delicate bean is gently roasted, retaining tart cherry undertones and revealing rich raspberry notes. We proudly support this innovative community and cherish our artistic collaboration.
Ecuador, Costa Esmeraldas 2 oz 80% - Red grape & honeycomb
A single estate crop hailing from Muisne, a costal town within the Esmeraldas province of Ecuador. This coastal area is covered in rainforest, tropical vegetation and mangrove trees, producing beautiful cocoa beans. The resulting chocolate displays a lovely balance of red grape and honeycomb.
Honduras, Wampusirpi 2 oz 70% - Buttery Brown Sugar, Toffee and Earthy, Even Tannins
Honduran farmers have been cultivating cocoa for over 3,000 years. You know what they say….Practice makes perfect, or pretty darn close. While Honduras produces low quantity (so it's super special) quality is consistently top notch. This organic farm, accessible only by boat has retained sustainable farming practices since its inception.The beans are rotated every 4 hours during fermentation resulting in a consistent and balanced bean. Roasting is adapted to retain buttery brown sugar, toffee and earthy even tannins.
Peru, Ucayali River 70% 2 oz - Fudge & Candied Orange Peel
The Ucayali River is the main headstream of the Amazon River. Ucayali River Cacao is a central fermentary that works with cocoa farmers along the Ucayali River outside of the Peruvian city of Pucallpa. Ucayali River Cacao has partnered with USAID and Alianza Peru to give local farmers access to an alternate market to cocaine. Working with around 400 smallholder farmers with one to three hectares of land each, Ucayali River Cacao buys wet cacao at a premium price. The resulting chocolate is mouthwatering after being roasted to highlight notes of fudge and cashew.
Rio Claro is located in Southeastern Trinidad and the area's farms are well suited to grow a wide range of crops – the many small streams, ponds, hills and trails make this possible. Crop rotation is popular among many of the traditional cocoa, citrus, banana and coffee farmers.These Rio Claro Microlot farmers adhere to the best practices in cocoa harvesting, fermentation and drying, and as a result produce consistent high-quality, uniquely flavoured seeds. Tasting notes include luscious layers of lemon meringue and mandarin.
Vietnam, Ben Tre 2 oz 70% - blueberry, graham cracker
This Trinitario / Criollo hybrid is grown in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam. This microclimate is famous for its dense agriculture and fertile soil. The resulting chocolate is incredibly complex, starting with a strong classic cocoa flavor with finishing with allspice, banana and cinnamon.