Colombia Tumaco Dark Chocolate 85% - 2.12 ounces
2.12 ounces (60 grams)
This bold dark chocolate has deep and irresistible notes of brownie, butterscotch and blackberry. It's crafted by Fruition Chocolate, an award-winning bean-to-bar operation based in Shokan, NY, that collaborates with carefully chosen farms employing organic and Fair Trade or Direct Trade practices.
Ingredients: cocoa beans, organic cane sugar (May contain traces of milk and nuts)
Winner: Silver, 2108 Northwest Chocolate Awards
Beans are proudly sourced through Uncommon Cacao, who shares this origin story: On the southern pacific coast of Colombia, Tumaco is a region that has been hit hard by historic political conflict and plagued by narco trafficking. The predominantly Afro-Colombian population has faced a great deal of prejudice. Sustainable local development has been hijacked by extensive penetration of paramilitary and narco groups. When Cacao de Colombia first explored the region back in 2011, they found cacao everywhere—drying on any flat surface farmers could find, including the road. The sheer volume of cacao was overwhelming and the opportunity for quality and systemic improvement was obvious. Cacao de Colombia has worked with three community cooperatives to introduce centralized processing and drying. Because of this, and Cacao de Colombia’s expertise in high-quality flavor development, farmers earn 70% more income from cacao today than they did when selling dried beans to the commodity market supply chain. They now have a truly sustainable alternative to coca production or involvement in the narco groups.