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.
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We Won Fifteen 2021 International Chocolate Awards!
The International Chocolate Awards for the Americas region were just announced, and we’re proud to have won 16 awards, including two Gold! We’re very proud and honored to have won more ICA awards this year than any other chocolate maker in North America. Chocolate making has been a very long journey for us, starting more…Read more >
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…Read more >
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…Read more >
Watch our segment on NECN!
Shortly after Food & Wine named us to their list of the Best Chocolate in America NECN asked to interview us. We were happy to oblige, and the resulting segment is an entertaining and informative glimpse into how we make our award-winning single origin chocolate. You can watch it on NECN’s website!Read more >
The Best Chocolate in America
We’re thrilled to be included in Food & Wine’s list of the Best Chocolate in America! Food & Wine is widely regarded as the premier publication in the food world, and we’re incredibly proud to be recognized in this way. In the article Senior Editor David Landsel details how the chocolate landscape has transformed…Read more >
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…Read more >
The Power of Small Business
May is National Small Business Appreciation Month, and that struck a chord with us. Our chocolate making company is a small business, and we actively search out and support other small businesses in our community. But, I’m not sure we’ve ever explained why the concept of small business is so important to us. First, let’s…Read more >
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…Read more >
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…Read more >
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We craft award-winning single origin chocolate from fine flavor beans we source personally on our trips to Latin America.