Tasting notes: orange blossom honey, chocolate ice cream, and candied nuts
We searched for years for the right cocoa partners in Brazil, and finally, in 2016, met Juliana and Tuta Aquino. Tuta and Juliana are tree-to-bar cocoa producers who grew up on cocoa farms in Bahia, left to pursue successful music careers, then returned to cultivate and process cacao on Juliana’s family farm. They renamed the farm Vale Potumuju, and refurbished it to achieve excellent bean fermentation with an eye toward sustainability. By 2019, Tuta and Juliana produced enough high-quality cocoa to supply their own tree-to-bar chocolate brand, Baiani, and to sell a small batch of flavorful beans to us.
For Renee’s first bar as an origin owner, she developed the flavor profile with the same care and dedication that Tuta and Juliana put into their cocoa. She roasted the beans slightly hot to bring out subtly tropical, richly nutty flavors that we love.
- 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)
- Learn More
Learn more about our cocoa beans and sugar — the region, the farms, and the producers.