Tasting notes: Creamy almond with hints of cinnamon & nutmeg
Single-estate chocolate made from cacao personally cultivated, fermented and dried by their friend, Pak Eddy (local term for Uncle Eddy) in his small estate in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
A very balanced chocolate with complex notes of spices and umami.
Ingredients: Cacao beans (70%), cane sugar
Details: In 2016, they visited their friends, Yuda and Meika from Cokelat nDalem in Yogyakarta, Indonesia where they introduced them to Pak Eddy, a cacao farmer with a reputation of being one of the best cacao farmer in Indonesia.
Pak Eddy started planting cacao back in 1992 when the Government encouraged every family to have their own cacao trees by giving seeds for free. Unfortunately, from 1996 to 1998, cacao beans prices dropped, and as a reaction to that, almost all families replaced cacao trees with other cash crops. Pak Eddy was the only one who kept his cocoa trees.
What they like about Pak Eddy is his eagerness to learn new things about cacao trees. Besides receiving training from the government, he also conducted many experiments by himself, such as trying to turn his cocoa farm into an organic farm starting last year. This process may take about 1 or 2 years before the farm can become fully organic because the soil in his farm lacks certain minerals that not available in organic fertilizer. The good news is that Pak Eddy has already found a way to supplement the minerals by fermenting cocoa pods.