Tasting notes: Pecan, cream, cinnamon
Single origin dark chocolate made from cacao sourced by Uncommon Cacao from the Alto Beni region of Bolivia. This cacao is naturally low in bitterness and astringency, making it ideal in a high cacao % chocolate.
The flavour opens up with nutty pecan with a silky smooth texture as a result of the high cacao content. It finishes with a hint of cinnamon. Allow the taste to linger and chase it down with a sip of tea or whisky.
Ingredients: Organic cacao beans (85%), cane sugar
The cacao is collected, fermented and dried by the Alto Beni Cacao Company, a joint venture of Taza Chocolate founder Alex Whitmore and two Bolivian brothers, Nelson and Jorge of Invalsa coffee.
All the beans come from small-scale farmers who are paid premium prices for their production. The cacao they use is a hybrid variety also known as Trinitario. The locals call them “Walikeewa”, the local Aymara language for “improved”, as they are constantly trying to improve the quality every batch.