New Origin- 70% Guatemala, Lanquin
Announcing our newest bar:
70% Guatemala, Lanquin
Origin: Single Estate- Lanquin A.V.
Tasting Notes: Plumeria/Blackberry Peach Cobbler/Espresso
Ingredients: Cacao & Cane Sugar
Adam & Dustin traveled to Guatemala November 2015
"Chocolate is unusual. It is one of the few food products that is largely produced and consumed in parts of the world that are often hundreds or thousands of miles away from where the raw ingredients are grown and processed. This has created a disconnect in the supply chain of one of the most widely loved foods. In November Dustin and I had an opportunity to bridge that divide just a bit. We traveled to Guatemala to visit Emily Stone and Cacao Verapaz to explore some potential Guatemalan cacao. Emily and her team have been working for the last several years to cultivate a relationship with a very small network of cacao growers. While the current amount of cacao grown in Guatemala is very small, there is tremendous potential for growth in both quality and volume. One thing we were struck with, as we visited farms, was this potential. We sampled cacao that was exceptional and this was from farms with only one or two harvest and fermentation cycles under their belts. We saw an opportunity to not only start working with a farm early on but also grow with them and have a chance to develop long term relationships. The bar we are offering now is the first bar ever made with cacao from Finca Chimelb. We feel it showcases the current quality that the farm is producing and at the same time gives us a sense of excitement and anticipation at the potential for the future as they improve their cultivation and post harvest techniques.
We hope you enjoy it."