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.

Single Origin Craft Chocolate

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.
  • We won twelve 2020 Academy of Chocolate Awards!

    The Academy of Chocolate recently announced their 2020 Awards and we won 12 awards, including 3 gold!  They receive thousands of submissions from chocolate makers around the world and we’re very proud to receive so many honors. The Academy aims to improve the standard and knowledge of chocolate by promoting an understanding of the chocolate…

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  • 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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  • Our Hot Cocoa is in the Wall Street Journal

    The Wall Street Journal features our Hot Chocolate in their recent article “Soothing Hot Chocolate Strategies!  You can view the story here, although you’ll need to register or have a subscription to view the entire article. Due to our Hot Cocoa winning the World Drinking Chocolate Competition and also being in the Journal we’re having a…

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  • Our Asochivite bar is in Saveur’s Gift Guide!

    We’re featured in Saveur Magazine’s 2020 holiday gift guide!  Check it out for 55 incredible gift ideas from the magazine’s network of writers, chefs, photographers and restauranteurs.

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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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  • 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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