Discover True Cacao Flavor
We handcraft our single origin chocolate using only the highest quality beans sourced directly from farms we’ve visited, and never use any additives. We even take the extraordinary step of freshly pressing our own cocoa butter, making our chocolate exceptionally smooth and intensely flavorful. Try for yourself to discover why Food & Wine included us on their list of The Best Chocolate in America!
2022 Academy of Chocolate Awards Announced – We have 17 winners!
We’re excited and proud to announce that we won SEVENTEEN 2022 Academy of Chocolate Awards – more than any other maker in North America! Our winners include FOUR gold medals: Special Reserve 100% Cacao Special Reserve, Putnam Rye Whiskey Special Reserve, Lawley’s Rum Special Reserve, Las Palomas Coffee For the complete list of winners check…Read more >
We’re a 2022 Good Food Award Winner
We’re proud to announce our Boyaca bar is our fifth consecutive Good Food Award Winner! The Good Food Awards are unique in that all submissions must meet strict criteria for social and environmental responsibility. There are only three regional winners in each category, making these awards even more special. Try our Boyaca bar for yourself…Read more >
2021 Sofi Award Winners
We’re proud to share that our 2021 Sofi award winners are our El Carmen 77% bar, Classic Milk bar and our El Carmen Hot Cocoa! The sofi awards recognize the best specialty foods from around the globe, and were dubbed the “Oscars of the food world” by Bloomberg. This year we won awards in three…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 >
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…Read more >
Direct Trade vs. Fair Trade
You’ve probably seen the term Fair Trade a lot on product packaging. When you see that label you probably assume that people all along the supply chain, from farmers on up, are receiving a higher price for their product than they would otherwise. But, that’s not always the case. For example, with cacao it’s possible…Read more >
Single Origin Cocoa Butter Is Awesome
It’s true – single origin cocoa butter really IS awesome. I know this because I taste it. A lot. If you don’t agree with me about cocoa butter’s awesomeness you’ve probably never tasted the right kind. And the reason you’ve probably never tasted the right kind is because it’s very, very, very hard to find….Read more >
The Importance of Ethical Sourcing
The Washington Post recently published an excellent article, “Cocoa’s Child Laborers,” detailing the issues with child labor and unsafe working conditions in the global cacao supply chain. The article explains how, for nearly twenty years, the large industrial chocolate companies have missed goals to eradicate child labor from cacao production. These goals were set collaboratively…Read more >
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