Dandelion Costa Esmeraldas, Ecuador 70% Dark Chocolate
The beans for this bar come from Freddy Salazar’s estate in Northern Ecuador near the coast. This chocolate is also a huge technological milestone for us, as it’s the first bar we’ve made using the ball mill and a rotary conch at our 16th Street Factory that opened in April, 2019.
Eric, our origin owner for Costa Esmeraldas, has spent time at the farm with its manager, Freddy Salazar. Eric was able to see how much attention Freddy and his team put into every step of the process, including pruning trees, managing disease in the field, efficient harvesting practices, and clean loading of the fermentation boxes to ensure a clean facility. Freddy has built one of the most sophisticated processes we’ve seen, and it shows through in the flavor of his beans.
We’re excited about the beans the farm is producing, and the delicious roast profile that Eric has developed for them. We taste flavors of chocolate buttercream frosting and banana.
Cocoa beans and sugar. No added cocoa butter, lecithin, or vanilla.
Free of soy, dairy, eggs, and gluten, and it is made in a factory that does not process nuts.
The product should be stored in a cool, dry, odorless and at a temperature between 14 and 20 C.
56g / 2oz