Directly from our partners plantations

Our partners in cocoa are family or cooperative farmers in Latin-America, keepers of native varieties that are planted in agroforestry. They harvest only their best genetic for us, and together, we set perfect procedures for fermentation and drying. We then carefully roast and refine our fine native beans with stone grinders, to preserve all its subtle flavors. Apart cocoa and a bit of sugar, we do not add anything to our black bars.  

Their character is all natural and real.

Dark Bars are
All Bars are  GLUTEN FREE

Our families of natural  flavors 

which group the natural notes we develop form our fine and aromatic cacaos.  Each chocolate has then, its own specificities.

Fruity -Sweet fruit notes..

Citrus-  More tangy fruit notes.

Sweet-  Natural  caramel. flavor notes 

Woody/ Spices -  Natural woody flavors / 'wild' aromas / or 'spices' like cinnamon, pepper or other nice seasonings. 

Nutty-  Soft notes of nuts.

Coffee-  Subtle coffee notes.

Floral - Notes from flowers as violet, jasmine, rose, and others.

Very Chocolaty-  Pronounced chocolate taste, sometimes bitter, but not always. 

  Special Collection Colombia 
Sierra Nevada – Colombia Dark  78% 

This cacao grows in one of the most biodiverse, multi-etnique and mythique ecosystems in Colombia: la Sierra Nevada.  It is a very sophisticated blend that gives chocolate a balanced woody, kind of whisky flavor, with notes of sweet mandarin. Very unique.

Harvest:   2019 

Cocoa type:   Blend of native Trinitario hybrids.

Plantations:  Small producers from La Sierra Nevada, North-West of Colombia.

    Special Collection Colombia 
Tierralta – Colombia Dark  76%

A proud result of a long evaluation of local beans, together with our local partner cooperative in Tierralta, Colombia: one variety Trinitario selection cacao, carefully picked (from various plantations) and specially fermented for us. This special cacao gives chocolate honey notes with slight spicy notes.

Harvest:  2019 

Cocoa type:   Single hybrid Trinitario local variety.

Plantations:  Small producers,  Northwest Colombia.

   Special Collection Colombia 
Rivera – Colombia Dark  82%

A fine selection of local varieties that balance, at this high percentage, strong chocolate notes with a touch of floral and blue fruit notes.

Harvest:   2019 

Cocoa type:   Blend of Criollo and hybrid Trinitario local varieties.

Plantations:  Small cooperative producers in the mountains, Central Colombia.

Piura- Peru  Dark  70%
Overall Gold Winner International Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Awards Europe 2018
Gold Winner Belgium International Chocolate Awards 2018 
Gold Artisan (micro-batch) International Chocolate Awards 2018

A strong chocolate with fruity and floral notes, coming from rare and elegant

Piura cocoa known for having up to 70% of exceptional fine white beans per cob. Farmers behind this worldappealing cocoa, have become an example of cooperativism in Latin America.

Harvest: 2016, before following torrential rains. 

Cocoa type: Marañón Nacional / Nativo Peruano (Gran Nativo)

Plantations: from cooperative of small farmers, Northen Peru. 

Upala – Costa Rica Dark   70%
Bronze Winner International Chocolate Awards Europe 2018
Bronze Winner International Chocolate Awards World 2018

Sweet and slightly tangy, with notes of yellow fruits and caramel, this chocolate comes from trees in farms inherited from one generation to the next. Planted in agroforestry or intercropping, cocoa compensates environmental damages of nearby pineapple plantations.

Harvest:   2017 

Cocoa type:   Trinitario  (Maleku selection) 

Plantations:  from selected farmers affiliated to a community-oriented and                                  quality post-harvest center, Northen Costa Rica. 

    Special Collection Colombia 
Finca Los Lagos – Colombia Dark  73% 
Bronze Winner International Chocolate Awards - Europe 2019

Naturally sweet, this chocolate also offers some notes of dried grapes, wood, coffee and nuts. A proud harvest selection for us from a small, single family farm that holds old native cacao trees and incredible biodiversity. 

Harvest:   2019 

Cocoa type:   Native natural hybrids / Trinitario 

Plantations:  Finca Los Lagos, Suarez family, mountains in north-east of Colombia.

Tumaco – Colombia Dark   78%

Strong chocolate flavor with balanced hazelnut and coffee notes. Directly from native trees in the jungle, these premium beans were harvested by an organized afro community living in a remote area between the forest and the Pacific sea.

Harvest:  2017 

Cocoa type:   Native / Native natural hybrids 

Plantations:  from an afro-community council (reserve), Pacific coast jungle,   

                         Southwest  Colombia.

Guayas River – Ecuador Dark  80% - NEW CACAO SELECTION 

This bar has intense chocolate notes, softened by surprisingly pronounced notes of vanilla, and subtle notes of violet flowers and cinnamon. For some, these backstage notes are a reminder of spiced biscuits, especially speculooss.

Harvest:  2018

Cocoa type:   Arriba Nacional  

Plantations:  Small producers, Western Ecuador.

Ocumare - Venezuela Dark  90%
Silver Winner Academy of  Chocolate Awards 2019

Our Ocumare chocolate is creamy with an extended chocolate flavor. Its native criollo well post-harvested beans allow this bar to be bitter without astringency or acidity, while high in cacao content.

Harvest:  2018

Cocoa type:   Trinitario / Criollo 

Plantations:  Small producers in Ocumare, Northern Venezuela.

Piura- Cocoa nibs Dark  70%
Bronze Winner International Chocolate Awards - Europe 2019
Bronze Winner Academy of  Chocolate Awards 2019  

The roasted Piura nibs added to our Dark Piura 70% give freshness and a crunchy texture to the acid and fruity notes of our awarded chocolate. 

Harvest:  2016, before following torrential rains. 

Cocoa type: Marañón Nacional / Nativo Peruano (Gran Nativo)

Plantations: from cooperative of small farmers, Northen Peru. 

Piura- Coffe /Nougatine Dark  70%   

In this chocolate, the slightly tangy and fruity notes of our awarded Dark Piura are enhanced by the strength of coffee grains, and the caramel taste of our crunchy home-made nougatine.

Harvest:  2016, before torrential rains. 

Cocoa type: Marañón Nacional / Nativo Peruano (Gran Nativo)

Plantations: from cooperative of small farmers, Northen Peru. 

Upala –  Costa Rica Dark Milk  50%   

Our Milk Upala balances yellow fruit and caramel notes, with the sweet and creamy texture given by milk. Its cocoa comes from trees inherited from generation to generation in familiy farms.  Cocoa culture in Upala is done in agroforestry or intercropping, compensating environmental effects of monocultures in the area.

Harvest:   2017 

Cocoa type:  Trinitario  (Maleku selection) 

Plantations: Selected farmers affiliated to a community-oriented and                                           quality post-harvest center, Northen Costa Rica.

Rio Kubali– Nicaragua Dark 70%  -  NO SUGAR (Maltitol)

Chocolate bar with soft and balanced spicy notes.  Just cacao and maltitol.

Cocoa grown in a sustainable and fair way by small producers in a cooperative in Waslala, Nicaragua.

Récolte: 2019

Variété : Native / natural hybrids

Plantations :  Petits agriculteurs Waslala, Nicaragua.

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