Cafe con Leche
When Monica was living in Panama and Costa Rica one of her favorite drinks was Cafe con Leche. This sweet, creamy bar is reminiscent of the experience of drinking this steaming hot drink on warm Latin American mornings.
We start with our Boyaca cacao from Colombia, then add organic sugar from The Green Cane Project, organic milk powder from Organic West milk and finally whole Ketiara coffee beans directly sourced from Sumatra by our friends at Barrington Coffee Roasters. The coffee beans are ground fine along with the cacao and sugar during the refining process in our stone grinders. This is an exceedingly smooth bar!
About the Ketiara Coffee Cooperative
Ketiara is a woman-led cooperative located in the Sumatra Aceh Gayo highland. They are one of the very few cooperatives who do their own exporting, and the also promote women and younger farmers in the coffee business. For more information check out their website.
About Barrington Coffee Roasting Company
We LOVE working with local companies here in Massachusetts and have wanted to work with Barrington since we started. We needed to do justice to the subtle flavors of their light roast coffee, and when we first tasted the Ketiara we knew we had to use it in a bar. Barrington has an incredible selection of directly sourced, single origin coffee with varying roast profiles. You can buy all their coffee on their website, where origins are conveniently organized by both roast and region. We highly recommend trying a few of their single origin coffees side by side to enjoy the distinct and different flavors.
About Organic West Milk
Organic West sources from family run dairies on the west coast. All the cows are pasture raised, and their milk is always antibiotic, GMO and rBST free. They buy milk on a regular basis at a stable price, which allows farmers to plan long term. They’re able to do this because their facility allows them to turn the milk into many products, including the organic milk powder we use in this bar.
About the Boyaca Origin
Check out our Boyaca page!
Tasting notes: This bar is sweet and creamy, with a subtle coffee flavor. There are also subtle flavors from the Boyaca chocolate (graham crackers and toasted marshmallow).
Ingredients: Single Origin Cacao Beans, Organic Sugar, Single Origin Cocoa Butter (Boyaca), Organic Milk Powder, Coffee Beans
Soy Free, Gluten Free, Not Alkalized, No Lecithin
After a long search for chocolate that compares to what I found in Costa Rica, I have finally found it with Goodnow Farms! I searched for a similar process for the bean to bar and tasted quite a few different kinds. This is it! The dark with coffee is my favorite but Cafe con Leche is like sipping my coffee while deep in the rainforest.
The Tones of the Milk Chocolate are strong & giving off a hint of dark chocolate notes as well as coffee notes that makes me want to take a long time enjoying each bite!!! It is well worth it taking one’s time to eat one Cafe’ con Leche & since I’m on Weight Watchers, I tend to stretch The Bar to last about 5 days as opposed to eating it in one sitting! This Chocolate Bar is worth its weight in Gold!
Rich coffee and chocolate flavors !
Superb. And now for the holidays....