Tasting Notes: buttermilk, dark chocolate, and orange zest
The beans for this bar come from Freddy Salazar’s estate near the coast of Northern Ecuador. Eric, our origin owner for Costa Esmeraldas, has spent time at the farm and was impressed by the close attention Freddy and his team pay to every step of cultivation and production, including pruning trees, managing disease in the field, efficient harvesting practices, and careful loading of the fermentation boxes to ensure a clean facility. Freddy has built one of the most sophisticated processes we’ve seen, and it shows in the flavor of his beans. For his third Esmeraldas 85% bar, Eric again roasts the high-quality beans lightly, discovering tangy citrus notes not found in previous harvests.
- Ingredients and Allergens
All of our single-origin chocolate is made with just cocoa beans and sugar; no added cocoa butter, lecithin, or vanilla. Our chocolate is free of soy, dairy, eggs, and gluten, and it is made in a factory that does not process nuts.
2 oz (56 g)
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