AWARD WINNING CHOCOLATE SINGLE ORIGIN Pure cacao flavor with NO additives DIRECT TRADE Personal relationships with farmers. TRUE TO THE BEAN We fresh press our own single origin cocoa butter.

Discover True Cacao Flavor

We search throughout Latin America to find the very best single origin cacao beans and use those beans to handcraft our award-winning chocolate.  Because our beans come from only one farm or region our chocolate reflects the incredible true flavors of the beans from which it’s made.  For more about what makes our chocolate special please visit our “Fine Cacao” and “Our Process” pages.
  • Almendra Hot Cocoa Wins Best in Competition

    The International Chocolate Awards just announced the winners of their Drinking Chocolate Competition and we’re proud to announce our Asochivite Hot Cocoa won Silver and our Almendra Blanca Hot Cocoa won Gold! In addition the Almendra Blanca took home the prestigious “Best in Competition” award, being judged the best single product in the entire competition…

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  • Another History-Making Sofi Awards Sweep!

    Last year we were fortunate to make history as the first chocolate maker to sweep the Dark Chocolate category at the Specialty Food Association’s annual Sofi Awards.  This year we not only repeated the feat, winning Gold, Silver and Bronze, but took home Best New Product as well! The Sofi awards, which Bloomberg dubbed the…

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  • Another Good Food Award Winner!

    We’re excited to announce our Las Palomas Coffee bar is a 2020 Good Food Award winner!  We’re proud to have won a Good Food Award each year since we launched – three in a row!

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  • Gourmet News Features Our Second sofi™ Awards Sweep

    Last year we were the first chocolate maker to sweep the dark chocolate category at the sofi™ awards, and following our unprecedented SECOND sweep this year Gourmet News wrote an excellent feature story about us!

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  • We’re one of Melissa’s favorites!

    We’ve been fans of Melissa Clark since falling in love with her seasonal cookbook “Cook This Now,” and we avidly follow her weekly “A Good Appetite” column in the New York Times. So we were thrilled when she included us on her list of favorite craft chocolate makers! See the full list here, and also…

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  • We’re Featured in Front Burner in The New York Times!

    Each week legendary food writer Florence Fabricant highlights a few of her favorite specialty foods in her “Front Burner” column.  We’re honored to be included as one of her picks.  You can check out the article here, and be sure to take a look at her other Front Burner picks for some incredible finds!

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  • Donations needed for Ecuador COVID Relief

    One of our favorite bean origins is Costa Esmeraldas, in Ecuador.  Freddy Salazar and his family have a beautiful farm and fermentation facility in Same, where they provide stable employment and economic benefits for the town. But, Ecuador has been extremely hard hit by COVID-19 so Freddy and his family have set up a foundation…

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  • Double Chocolate Mint Brownie Bites!

    Happy Spring! We are outside prepping the gardens for our Spring plantings, and it feels so good to dig in the dirt and imagine all of the vegetables and herbs we’ll have soon have.  A family favorite to grow is fresh mint- luckily for us it is such a hearty plant we are never in…

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  • Our YouTube Channel is now Live!

    We’ve been doing live videos to show various aspects of our chocolate making process, and people who’ve missed them have asked us to post them online.  So, our YouTube channel was born!  We’ve posted all of our Instagram Live videos and will continue to add more as we make them.  Find out how we make…

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