Maker’s Choice, Cafe con Leche
Back by popular demand! Between all the requests we’ve received to bring back this bar and the fact that it just won a 2022 Academy of Chocolate Silver award, we knew we needed to make more. It’s fresh out of the grinder and available once again – enjoy it while supplies last!
Our Maker’s Choice bars started as Limited Release bars but were so popular we had to make more and add them to our regular lineup.
About This Bar
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!
Flavor 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).
Nutrition information below.
Ingredients: Single origin cacao beans, organic cane sugar, single origin cocoa butter (Boyaca), organic milk powder, ground coffee beans.
• May contain trace amounts of peanuts and tree nuts. Contains milk.
Sorting beans at Ketiara
Ingredients: Cacao Beans, Organic Sugar, Single Origin Cocoa Butter (Boyaca), Organic Milk Powder, Coffee Beans
May contain trace amounts of peanuts and tree nuts.
Superb. And now for the holidays....
Best milk chocolate I have ever tasted!
This is chocolate with a hint of coffee. Creamy and smooth.
I accidentally gve this chocolate a 1 star review but meant to give it a 5. It's excellent!