We’re Passionate About Flavor
Like coffee beans and wine grapes, different cacao beans have different flavors. By using beans sourced from only one farm or region we’re able to highlight the distinct flavor characteristics of that particular bean. Discovering those flavors is one of the joys of making (and eating) single-origin craft chocolate!
To make excellent chocolate we need to start with excellent beans. We’ve traveled throughout Latin America searching for the most flavorful beans, and have direct relationships with the farmers who grow and harvest them. By dealing directly with farmers we’re able to ensure we always receive the very best beans, which in many cases are fermented and dried to our custom specifications. Our direct trade model also allows us to pay significantly more than commodity or Fair Trade prices, and ensure that farming practices are sustainable and labor practices are equitable.
All of our chocolate is made at our 225 year old farm in Sudbury, Massachusetts. We start with cacao beans and sugar, and perform every step of the chocolate making process in-house, including carefully hand wrapping each bar. We’re also one of the only chocolate makers to use our own freshly pressed, single origin cocoa butter in our chocolate. Doing this is time consuming and difficult, but the result is exceptionally smooth and intensely flavorful chocolate.
We believe that great craft chocolate is “true to the bean,” – that the flavors apparent in the bar reflect the flavors hidden in the bean. We invite you to explore our website to learn more about the many steps involved in truly realizing the full flavor potential of single-origin chocolate cacao, from personal sourcing to painstakingly roasting, pressing cocoa butter, conching and more. What you discover will change the way you think about chocolate!
Tom & Monica