Geelong, Australia

Typically, flavor expressions of bean origin as potent as those found in Smooth Chocolator also come with a hefty dose of hard-to-love phenolics that often overshadow terroir-based flavors. How chocolate maker Yoon Kim is able to keep the volume or origin-specific flavor notes without any of the rough stuff is beyond our comprehension. It’s masterful, and Yoon Kim is a genius.